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.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Outrageous False statement by Australian Taser distributor George Hateley

The Australian distributor of the device, George Hateley, says police in one Canadian province are following the advice. He says it is based on the findings of a single researcher who drilled into a pig's heart to test the Taser's effect on the animal. "That's going way beyond what you need to, and certainly pigs are different to humans," he said. "There have been about 2 million people who have been exposed to Taser - probably a million in training - and no-one's been affected." [LINK]

One could be forgiven for being tempted to call Mr. Hateley "a bald-faced liar", but I will try to resist that temptation. But his reported statement is outrageous. To claim that "...no-one's been affected..." is such an outrageous and bald-face false statement that there's only one possible conclusion...

Australians should take note of this approach by the distributor of tasers. If he is willing to make such outrageously false statements, then can you trust anything he says?

At least the new taser targeting guidelines have made the news Down Under.
See also The Australian [LINK].

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