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, December 27, 2009

Taser "...was ineffective..."


CASPER — ...Colbey Emms exited and fled the wrecked Cadillac he is accused of stealing, officers shot him with a Taser, but it was ineffective. He was eventually subdued by multiple officers... [LINK]

At least the police in this incident were more-or-less heroic in their ability to subdue the subject using reliable non-lethal methods. Too often an ineffective taser leads to use of deadly force.

I wonder if this rate of ineffective tasers is going to lead the police to a new arms-length relationship with the stun gun salesmen.

Update: Here's another one. "...When police arrived, they deployed a taser on Powell however, that didn't stop him from taking off again. ..." [LINK]

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