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, March 31, 2009

G20 protesters face police with Tasers

G20 protesters face police with Tasers [LINK]

Two words: aluminium foil

(a.k.a. aluminum foil, a.k.a. tin foil...)

This does not constitute advice to break the law. But if you're a perfectly peaceful protester, and someone illegally tasers you, then a layer of conductive foil under your clothes would essentially short-out the taser current. Some residual current may still enter your body, but a 0.1-ohm foil sheet will obviously present a much more attractive path for the current than your perhaps 600-ohm human body.

If you apply this taser counter-measures under inappropriate circumstances, then the riot-police may resort to tasering your head, or beating you senseless with a club, or simply shooting you dead with a Brazilian Electrician Arrest Aid [LINK].

So, please do not use Ohms Law to break The Law. But it's better to be a dead short than dead ("...following application of a CEW.").

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