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, April 5, 2009

Placeholders for ignorance

'Excited Delirium'
'Sudden In-Custody Death'
'Sudden Death Following Restraint'

None of the above phrases actually provide any real connect-the-dots meaning. They are all basically placeholders for ignorance. They provide negative value to society because they close the book on cases where perhaps the book should not be closed.

Laying the blame at the feet of nothingness, while potentially aiding the escape of presently-invisible causes of death.

Another one to watch for is:
'Cardiac Arrest'

It's considered to be a symptom of death, not a cause.

It would be far more intellectually honest to use the following phrase.

Cause of Death: Didn't find anything. Leave it open for now.

Next up:
'Spontaneous Stress-Induced Ventricular Fibrillation'
(...nothing to do with the temporally-associated ECD deployment...)

Taser International's brain trust are probably working on this brand new medicalegal diversion into lunacy right now. They need to head-off the obvious implications of the up-and-coming postmortem tests for VF.

See [LINK] about postmortem diagnosis of ventricular fibrillation.

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