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.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice.

See the StopTaserTorture blog [LINK].

Taser torture, recognized as such or not, is certainly a problem with tasers. One only needs to read about the long duration and multiply-repeated taser incidents to understand exactly what is going on.

The level of excruciating pain caused by the taser, approximately 2000 times higher than intense, is simply way too tempting for many officers to resist when facing what they perceive is a lack of respect.
Tasers are unique amongst law enforcement weaponry in that they are perfectly capable of killing (directly or indirectly) while barely leaving a mark, and probably leaving zero postmortem evidence.

This lack of evidence, combined with training that is sometimes clearly so defective that the outcomes are essentially evil, leads to overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers.

If the risk of death inherent with taser deployments is more clearly recognized, then perhaps the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers would tend to be reduced on its own.

There have been many cases where it seems obvious that the officer holding the taser still connected to the dead victim knows in his heart exactly what has happened, in spite of the denials.

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