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.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Out of the Fryingpan, and into the Fires of Hell

EDMONTON - Some Edmonton police officers have chosen not to carry tasers because of the controversy the weapons attract, despite believing the devices are valuable tools. While testifying as a witness in a disciplinary hearing for two other officers, Const. Mike Wasylyshen said he has stopped carrying a taser because of past criticisms. "I had some bad luck with a Taser incident in 2002, to be honest." In October 2002, Wasylyshen used a taser to wake up Randy Fryingpan, 16, who was passed out in a car. The incident was heavily criticized and a judge later threw out a charge against Fryingpan. [LINK]

Well, at least this Hey-wake-up BUZZ!! incident happened back in 2002 when tasers were 'safe' 'because' the current waveform from the older 1999-era M26 taser was high frequency and low duty cycle. Unlike the X26 taser introduced in mid-2003 that has a low frequency waveform and a continuous 100% duty cycle. [LINK]

Tasers seem inextricably linked to misuse, abuse, and overuse. I'd rather the police had Uzi machine guns. At least there is a moral force to minimize the use of machine guns. There seems to be no such moral limits on use of tasers --> Hey wake-up! BUZZ! {Rolls eyes}

Perhaps one of the fundamental problems with tasers is that the effect is almost entirely internal (invisible). If the taser barbs were much larger and left huge gaping wounds gushing blood, then perhaps the abuse would be reduced.

There is obviously something seriously wrong, almost perverted, happening in the official Taser-certified training. The wrong message has been issued to those given these weapons --> Hey wake-up! BUZZ! {Rolls eyes}

Time for a moratorium to allow time to retrain everyone that has anything to do with these weapons.

And all the so-called experts are the first ones that require intervention and almost an exorcism of Taser propaganda.

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