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.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Which part of "safe and effective" am I missing?

Taser International has described their tasers as "...safe and effective..."

There's a bit of a debate about the safe part. Maybe you've heard...

Now, what about the effective part?

Houston Chronicle (17 May 2010) - ...Officer E. Garza shocked Jeffrey Marlon Peterson, 37, with a taser, but it appeared to have no affect. A second officer, D. Alexander, who arrived after the traffic stop, also used her taser on Peterson, but he again appeared unaffected. ...Peterson ran to his pickup and got a handgun, which he pointed at Garza. ... [LINK]

So the first taser has no affect.

The second taser also has no affect.

How is the claim that tasers are "effective" holding up?

The end result is that the police are left staring down the barrel of a real gun.

Both officers told Peterson to drop the gun, but he refused... Garza fired at least once, hitting him. Peterson ... is in critical condition, but is expected to survive. He is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant. The officers at the scene were not injured.

Thank God. No thanks to The Church of Taser.

Draw your own conclusions about their marketing claims...

1 comment:

Jawana said...

just so you all know they shot him 9 time 9 time that is my bother?? and now they give him 60yrs we don't need this what in our family.... we lost our mother now my bother you tell me is that what they doing....