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, January 27, 2012

Taser Quote of the Month - 'not quite as safe as I thought'

I don't think they are quite as safe and useful as I once believed. Const. Daniel Dickhout [LINK]

Tasers continue to be marketed under false claims of safety. Marketing claims that are contradicted by the company's legal fine print.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Taser International on the losing end of legal battles with Karbon Arms

File under: LOSERS

25 January 2012 - Karbon Arms ... prevailed [over Taser International] in the U.S. District Court. ...Taser International [had] falsely accused Karbon Arms of violating a court ordered injunction. Karbon was vindicated of the baseless allegation by Rick Smith, Taser's CEO, that Karbon is "seeking to evade the Court's injunction through subversive means." ...

In addition to this victory, in December 2011, the U.S. Patent Office completed a re-examination of Karbon's patent number 7,778,005 and found in favor of Karbon Arms. Taser requested this re-examination in May 2011. ... [LINK]