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.

Friday, August 15, 2008

We cower behind our propaganda

Steve Tuttle, vice-president of Taser International, said "...We stand behind our technology." [LINK]

Yeah, they certain will not stand in front of it (facing it). Lot's of FAKE taser demonstrations into the BACK, but they avoid taking demonstration hits to the chest.

Hey Steve, why not taser 1000 pro-taser folks directly into the chest (not the back), with the darts inserted into the exact locations thought to be most risky, with genuine (unmodified) X26 tasers for your next demo? Line 'em up and knock 'em down. Seven of the full 5-second cycles each. Bring some body bags.

Oh wait - don't bother.

Coroners have already found that tasers can cause cardiac death. [LINK]

And this in spite of Taser's long 'excited delirium' (and more) campaign trying to avoid getting to this point.

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