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, October 13, 2010

Tasering the subject in the back - confusion reigns

Taser International claims that the subject's back makes an ideal target, what with it being less likely to result in a cardiac death. They also now clearly advise that avoiding the chest reduces risk of cardiac effects and death.

Meanwhile, (Western Australia) Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has told his officers to avoid tasering subjects in the back:
"It will be very difficult to convince me that you are acting in self defence if, for example, you Taser someone in the back, someone who is already lying on the ground or is turning away. [LINK]

It's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel lately.

Yes, it's easy to be critical when those you are criticizing... ...are so very clearly in the wrong.

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