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.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Taser's cheap stage trick

"Tasers offer police additional nonlethal options"
- by The Republican Newsroom [LINK]

Several points need to be made here:

1) Note that the misleading word "nonlethal" is back (as opposed to less-lethal).
2) Many cults use painful rites of passage as part of their brainwashing.
3) Note the continuing use of FAKE demos into the trainee's (cardiac safer) back.

The fact that essentially all taser training hits and demos are into the back (never the chest) is clear and compelling evidence that Taser International (who influences the training standards to the point of control) understands the risks of chest-side taser hits. They want to build up the number of deployments without taking the risk of killing some of their customers.

Face shields and personal cups would be perfectly acceptable, as would use of manually-applied alligator clips. Just put the current into the chest across the heart and let's see if Taser's confident claims of cardiac safety really hold water. If you really believe Taser's claims of cardiac safety, then there is no reason not to start clipping the taser wires across the chest so that the current vector passes through the area of the trainee's heart. It needs to become the standard training method - not just some small sample. Across the heart hits need to be S.O.P.

The current situation is clear and compelling evidence that Taser International understands the risk of the cardiac effects of taser hits to the chest.

If they disagree, then they only need to change their training standards as described above (chest, clips, across heart) and let it run for a year or so.

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