Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Taser spin: the weapon versus the shocks it emits

CJAD Radio on-line: Taser spokespuppet Stephen Tuttle is also anxious to see the CPRC study but stands by the weapon, adding no medical examiner has ever attributed any stun gun death to the weapon itself. [LINK]

Nice one Steve. The weapon isn't to blame. Just the shocks that it emits.

De-spin time:

Three prominent coroners have found that...
"Pikes died of cardiac arrest caused by the taser shocks..." [LINK]

So Steve, not the weapon itself, but just the electric shocks that it emits?

What are we left with? The in-house spokespuppet for Taser making a meaningless distinction between the weapon and the shock that it emits? This amounts to nothing more than a damn lie (and not even a good one unless the audience is so ill-informed as to buy it).

Attention decision-makers of Canada - what does Taser have to do before you speak out against them? How low can they go before you yank their chain?

Attention CACP - Why do you support companies that use such evil spin? Have you no morals?

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