Saturday, November 17, 2007

TASER :: It's Good For You...

Wow, this is some spectacular doublespeak, marketing bullshit and complete disengenuousness and it requires a complete disconnect from reality and commonsense to believe it. In order to obscure the fact that their product is increasingly killing people TASER wrote a press release.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, released the following statement regarding the mid-October confrontation between Mr. Robert Dziekanski and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Vancouver airport. An amateur video of the incident that was released earlier this week has received sensational coverage from the media with many reports drawing an unsubstantiated and uninformed conclusion as to the cause of Mr. Dziekanski's death.

Uhm... yeah... It was a sensational death by TASER! So, should the reporting have been droll and sardonic maybe?

My uninformed conclusion was that they TASER'ed that poor bastard to death.

The video of the incident at the Vancouver airport indicates that the subject was continuing to fight well after the TASER application. This continuing struggle could not be possible if the subject died as a result of the TASER device electrical current causing cardiac arrest. His continuing struggle is proof that the TASER device was not the cause of his death.

That was the part I was warning you about. See, I think what they are saying is that he just happened to be also dying of a heart attack at the same time he was being wracked with pain from the application of 1,000 kilovolts of electricity. What a coincidence!
We are taken aback by the number of media outlets that have irresponsibly published conclusive headlines blaming the TASER device and / or the law enforcement officers involved as the cause of death before completion of the investigation. These sensationalistic media reports completely ignore the earmark symptoms of excited delirium shown in the video

Riiiight... Why blame the TASER, he clearly had 'excited delirum'. Which everyone knows is the #1 cause of heart attacks in police brutality detention cases. Excited Delirium, I don't even know what the fuck that is, and I am also pretty sure sensationalistic isn't a word. I wonder how much government money TASER gets? Maybe they should hire a copywriter. I suppose next they are going to tell me that it's good for me, helps cure excema or something.