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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Taser saves the baby, or the deranged man?

Exactly as was predicted here [LINK], Taser International has laid claim to the recent "save" of a deranged man...

Oh wait... They're claiming that the taser saved the baby, not the deranged potential baby-killer.

Baby With Knife Held to Her Throat Saved... [LINK]

Now that's a bit of a stretch. Babies aren't that big. There would be plenty of deranged potential baby-killer sticking out that could have been shot with a gun.

Thus, it would be reasonable to claim that the taser helped to save the deranged potential baby-killer from a bullet to the stomach, but Taser International's PR machine (which does include the police in this case) is really making a stretch to claim that the "taser saved the baby".

But I will be generous and credit Taser International with this "save" of a deranged man that was cutting the baby's neck with a knife.

Nice job Taser. Well done. Be sure to put that "save" on your Karma scorecard to trade-off against the more-innocent victims that have "died" shortly after being tasered.


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