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.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Seeing my predictions come true...

On March 16, 2009, I posted a comment on the Truth...Not Tasers 'List of the Dead' [LINK].

"...I'd actually expect that Taser [International] would put an increased emphasis for aiming lower on the torso."

The context of this prediction was in relation to the FAKE taser training and demonstration hits to the back, always the back, almost never to the chest. I have repeatedly challenged Taser International to turn the trainees around and let's just see how "safe" the X26 taser really is.

Of course there is no way that they would allow that to happen. It would be difficult to explain away if they started to see police trainees occasionally dropping dead of "sudden death during taser training".

But even with the obviously-inverted context, my prediction is essentially an exact match for the new taser targeting guidelines that Taser International released about seven months after my prediction. These new taser targeting guidelines put an increased emphasis on aiming lower on the torso.

That's a 3-pointer.

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