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, April 26, 2012

Sheriff's Sgt sentenced to 5 years for taser-as-punishment

Birmingham, AL - Former Tuscaloosa County sheriff's sergeant Althea Mallisham was sentenced today to five years in prison on federal charges that she wrongfully used a Taser as punishment on prisoners on three separate occasions in 2008. ... [LINK]

Saturday, April 7, 2012

'Papa' Phillips W. Smith-4-Brains loses house

Papa Phillips W. Smith-4-Brains loses house [LINK]

$10,500,000. M56 Place LLC, a New Mexico limited-liability company, paid cash for a seven-bedroom, 10-bath, 17,015-square-foot home, which includes a 1,854-square-foot guesthouse and 3,000-square-foot pool, built in 2009 on nearly 5 acres at Mummy Mountain Estates in Paradise Valley. ... The home was sold by BMO Harris Bank of Milwaukee, after original owner Phillips W. Smith returned it to the bank to avoid foreclosure. In 2001, Smith bought Taser International Inc. He has been chairman emeritus of Taser since October 2006 and served as its chairman until then.

Fancy house built in 2009, but he couldn't afford to keep it.

Tom's gone AWOL. Pappa suffering financially.

Karma's a bitch, eh?

See also [LINK].

... 35,000-square-foot mansion in Paradise Valley sold for $10.5 million... The house, situated on 5 acres, was once owned by Phillips Smith, former chairman of Taser International. He gave the home back to lender M&I Bank in 2011. ... The house was originally listed for $20 million, and then lowered to $15.9 million. ... Smith lived in the home and maintained it until the sale... [in late-March 2012]

Taser expert (LOL) opens mouth to reveal empty head

Taser almost certainly triggers fatal car fire [LINK]

..."The possibility is there, but it has to be what we call 'the perfect storm'… the perfect fuel-to-air-to-spark ratio," said Keiko Arroyo, who is the chief instructor at Absolute Tactical Training in University Heights. "It would have to be the right amount of gas and fume mixture in the air to set it off… It's possible, but probably not probable."

Arroyo speaks nonsense. What? Gasoline is now not flammable?

The air-fuel mixture need not be "perfect", it need only be reasonable. Claiming that gasoline fumes are not flammable unless the air-fuel mixture is perfect is utterly stupid. If flammable substances similar to gasoline fumes are present, then a taser spark would ignite them almost every time.

"Not probable" my ass.

Even Taser International clearly warns against this.

If Arroyo has a "certificate" from Taser International, it should be revoked. He's obviously not reading the f-ing manual.