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.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Taser - 1st hit "no effect", 2nd hit "killed" subject

Man with mental illness killed by Taser in conflict with police [LINK]

An officer fired a Taser at Johnson, but it had no effect. Johnson was then hit by a second Taser cartridge and collapsed.

Fired twice.

1) Ineffective.

2) Apparently deadly.

Law enforcement decision makers should really take this degree of randomness into account when considering the safety, usefulness and morality of tasers.

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