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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

People get tasered. People die. Is there a connection?

The purpose of the blog is The Main Question.

People get tasered.
People die.
Is there a connection?

This question has been written at the top of the blog almost since the very beginning.

How are we doing?

(Updates in bold)

American Medical Association (AMA) - check.
Amnesty International - check.
Wake Forest's Dr. Bozeman - check.
United Nations - check.
RCMP - check.
Braidwood Inquiry - check.
Government of B.C. (formerly a taser hot spot) - check.
SG of Alberta now willing to risk "thousands" - check.
Numerous distinguished scientists - check.
Numerous distinguished (medical) doctors - check.
Taser's bought-and-paid-for minions - ah, no.
The taser's 'Curious Temporal Asymmetry' - check.
Taser International taser demonstrations avoid chest - check.
Risk of death linearly proportional to exposure time - check.
Monthly taser-associated death rate tracks X26 usage - check.
Deaths by "Excited Delirium" going out of fashion - check.
Multiple taser-death mechanisms on offer - check.
Explanation for lack of 'direct' postmortem evidence - check.

I wonder how the bought-and-paid-for minions feel about the argument going against them big-time? It must be professionally embarrassing. Terrible...

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