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, October 21, 2009

South Austrlian opposition leader opens mouth to reveal empty cranium

ABC News (Australia) - South Australian Opposition leader Isobel Redmond has offered to be tasered to prove the worth of the electrical stun guns for police. ... Ms Redmond says tasers are much safer than guns, and she has proposed police be provided with 500 of them. She says she is prepared to be tasered herself if it will help her argument. "If it'll prove the point yes I will, blah blah blah blah but you know, if you ask me the same question about blah blah blah blah would I be prepared to be shot, then no," she said. "We've got police who blah blah blah blah blah are out there confronting people who are in the midst of a psychotic outbreak [or speeding], the choice between gun shooting or a taser, I think that's a better option from both sides of the equation." [LINK]

Okay - go for it. But don't hold back now!

None of those FAKE [LINK] taser hits to the back.

No using using those short "training" darts [LINK] or clip-on wires.

No "underpowered training aide". [LINK]

Don't limit yourself to just one or two seconds, or not more than five seconds.

Make sure you fall down and roll around, dislodging the darts and/or breaking off the wires, with the 50,000 volt (peak, capable of jumping 2-inches) establishing new random current injection points between, perhaps, your left arm and buttocks (for example). [LINK] [LINK]

Let's see twenty-eight (28) [LINK] 5-second cycles with the two full-length taser darts firmly embedded: 1) just below your sternum, and 2) left shoulder.

And send the taser out for calibration first (typically, about 10% are defective). [LINK] [LINK]

Good luck.

Don't worry. If one ping-pong ball doesn't kill you, then two thousand, six-hundred and sixty-six (2666) won't kill you either.

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