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 22, 2010

Taser International (TASR) 2nd Quarter results

Taser International (TASR)
Second Quarter (2nd Qtr) results
Covering April, May and June 2010.

Things started off slow in April with only two taser-associated deaths reported. But we got back on track in May and June with six taser-associated deaths each month. Six per month is on track with our new long-term running average.

The last death in June was in Canada, a particularly troublesome market, what with them having 'broken our codes' and formally concluded that tasers are, in fact, potentially lethal.

478. April 10, 2010: Daniel Joseph Barga, 24, Cornelius, Oregon
479. April 30, 2010: Adil Jouamai, 32, Arlington, Virginia
480. May 9, 2010: Audreacus Davis, 29, DeKalb County, Georgia
481. May 14, 2010: Sukeba Olawunmi, 39, Clarkston (Dekalb County), Georgia
482. May 24, 2010: Efrain Carrion, 35, Middletown, Connecticut
483. May 28, 2010: Carl D'Andre Johnson, 48, Baltimore, Maryland
484. May 29, 2010: Anastasio Hernandez, 42, San Ysidro (San Diego), California
485. May 29, 2010: Jose Martinez, 53, Waukegan, Illinois
486. June 9, 2010: Terrelle Leray Houston, 22, Hempstead, Texas
487. June 13, 2010: William Owens, 17, Homewood, Alabama
488. June 14, 2010: Jose Alfredo Jimenez, 42, Harris County, Texas
489. June 15, 2010: Michael White, 47, Vallejo, California
490. June 22, 2010: Daniel Sylvester, 35, Crescent City, California
491. June 24, 2010: Aron Firman, 27, Collingwood, Ontario

In other news, that whole Braidwood Inquiry thingy in British Columbia, Canada, sorry that we forgot to mention it in our Annual Report. He he. Use of tasers on that side of Canada is down 90-odd percent. But since our investors are almost as naive as our customers, we figure we'll get away with it.

Anyway, we think that our appeal is going well because the judge seemed to be enjoying our arguments. He seemed to be smirking and suppressing the urge to laugh. Yeah, seems to be going well...

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