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, January 17, 2010

Taser-associated deaths 1999-2009

The following is a month-by-month plot of all taser "associated" deaths from 1999 to 2009 (inclusive). The black line is a 12-month running average.

The data has been extracted from the 'The List' [LINK] at the Truth...Not Tasers blog [LINK].

It's worth pointing out that the X26 taser was introduced to the market in 2003.

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