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, June 6, 2009

"Tasers are effective 50 or 60 percent of the time."

This is my taser quote of the week:

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, "(Tasers) are effective 50 or 60 percent of the time." [LINK]

Nothing like a bit of uncertainty and randomness to make the day more interesting.

Does any other device in common use by the police get away with having such a poor track record? Imagine 50-60% applied to other police hardware. With 'friends' like this, who needs enemies?

By the way, the subject in this incident was shot with a gun. Right in the torso. He'll be fine.

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