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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Professional Bull-sh_tter

Taser International treats the truth with utter disrespect.
[Steve] Tuttle said although many of the findings of the [Braidwood Inquiry] are consistent with the company's warnings and training materials, it is important that the safety of its devices was recognized.

No Steve, that's not what the Braidwood Inquiry concluded.

The Braidwood Inquiry concluded that tasers are fully capable of causing death, even with healthy adults, and that their use should therefore be restricted to match that ugly reality. This is an ugly, death-dealing reality that has for too long been denied by Taser International.

The Braidwood Commission Phase 1 report, dated June 2009, was cover-to-cover full of criticism of the way tasers were being used (almost entirely traceable back to Taser International through the vertically-integrated marketing and "training" propaganda scheme).

Steve, you know all this.

Which makes your claim (as quoted above) a bald-faced ___.

[No wonder Steve's nose is so long and pointy...]


Zapped Once said...

Taser has now addmitted that the human heart can be stopped as a result of a CEW exposure.

Taser has published in its own training material that the risk is so minimal (1:100,000 applications) that it is hardly measurable....it seems that they had no problem measuring it.

The questions I have to ask are;

1)When did they know this?

Surely this is not new information that has come to light as a result of the Braidwood Inquiry. How is it that Taser was so able to challenge the Braidwood Report in BC Supreme Court to have that specific fact squashed if they already knew it to be true.....hmmm

2)Why was this information not provided to law enforcement agencies prior to issuing the weapons?

Lets do the math..... 'x' number of 1000's of polcie Officers who are qualified to carry and use the CEW X 'y' number of applications per officer = 1 death per 100,000

Based on the numbers, it's now not really a big surprise that so many have paid with their lives.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

The actual risk of death, once you have darts on the chest, is within sight of the low end of single digits. Not 1 in 100,000. So their figure is still off by a couple orders of magnitude.

Taser International was tossed out of BC Supreme Court. It was simply a delaying tactic. There's enough self contradictions to clearly conclude that they are deceptive and untruthful. This is clear from the documented facts.