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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The "logic" of pre-existing medical conditions

According to the "logic" being applied by some medical examiners, the older you are, the more frail you are, the more pre-existing medical conditions you have - the LESS likely it is that a taser deployment (or several taser deployments) would ever be found to be a cause of your death.

So if you're an elderly person (for example), inevitably with multiple pre-existing conditions, it is essentially impossible that your taser "associated" death could ever be attributed to the taser. No matter what the circumstances, the medical examiner will inevitably find your several pre-existing medical conditions and the taser will thus (?) be absolved.

Same thing if you're obese (even slightly). Or just about ANYTHING... Even caffeine has been mentioned for gosh sakes.

Your corpse, still trailing taser wires from the two taser darts embedded in your lifeless chest, would thus (?) become yet another example of how people are constantly dropping dead (?), and with a formal conclusion that the taser had nothing to do with it (no matter how tight the timing).

So the 90% of us that are not perfect physical specimens, we can all sleep soundly (?) knowing that we are "logically" immune to the potentially-lethal effects of tasers.

Welcome to the insane and illogical world that supports the inexplicable assumption that "tasers-R-safe".

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