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.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More comments about Braidwood Phase 2

Globe and Mail editorial - A taser, a stapler, and the death of Robert Dziekanski [LINK]

The killing of Mr. Dziekanski is thus an archetypal lesson, not only for the RCMP but for all police forces in Canada, in the dangers of high-tech weaponry.

Especially when those weapons are sold under false safety claims; those claims supported by elementary technical mistakes, and what appears to be outright deception and fraud.

Tom Bishop, Vancouver Sun - The problem with the RCMP begins right at the top [LINK]

For years before the tragedy, the RCMP had insisted that Tasers did not kill people even though there were many incidents where people died just after being Tasered. The RCMP, like the Taser's manufacturer, insisted that something called "excited delirium" was killing these people, which was highly unlikely since they died just after being Tasered, not before.

The taser's 'Curious Temporal Asymmetry'. Google it.

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