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, January 10, 2009

It only takes one...

It only takes a single counter-example to prove that a claim is false.

The Truth...Not Tasers blog is reporting [LINK] the case of yet-another 17-year old young male that died after immediately being tasered. Of course it could just be a coincidence. Just like all the other examples where healthy, drug-free young men fail to survive their arrest when tasers are involved.

Taser, and their leading brain-trust guy Kroll, claim that the taser is simply incapable of affecting the subject's heart or any other internal risk factors. They've based this claim on complex arguments that boil-down to the taser waveform's supposed very short duty cycle. The taser's current output is supposedly off much more than it is on.

But I've already demonstrated [LINK] that the most-recent taser, the X26 taser released in 2003, has a waveform that contains a significant 19 Hz low frequency component (due to an apparently misunderstood DC pulse) which leads to the conclusion that the duty cycle of this waveform is continuous 100% duty cycle for the entire 5 second duration (or longer if the officer chooses to hold the trigger down). This simple analysis indicates that the entire basis of Taser's claim of safety is untrue.

So we should not be surprised that some people react to being tasered, by dying.

It only takes one example to prove that Taser's claims cannot be true. They've already had legal judgments against them.

But they continue to act as if their claims are true.

And the training is still based on this false premise of utter safety (for internal risk factors).

Therefore - logically - there should be a moratorium until Taser admits to the internal risk factors related to the X26's low frequency continuous 100% duty cycle waveform, compensates those that have been affected (which may bankrupt Taser - too bad), and they update the training to include a discussion of the real world risks.

And then all those that have been trained, especially all the so-called experts, are retrained and tested to ensure that the brainwashing has been fully removed.

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