Taser International's new warning against tasing human beings in the chest area, which went viral across Canada and Australia last week, finally did "the wave" across the USA (and New Zealand) today. Why so late to the party? And why did Taser International send a revised version (from the September 30, 2009 version they sent to Canadian police forces to the October 12, 2009 edition police in the US received)? Since when does the date on a safety bulletin CHANGE in mid-stream after it`s already been issued? What else, besides the date, the addition of a covering memo and an FAQ, did they change between versions?
CTV News (a national Canadian news outlet) broke the story in this nation on October 7th. See here.
See also: http://excited-delirium.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-their-tightly-twisted-explanation.html for more analysis.
THE WAVE (in no particular order):
Taser advice: Don't aim at target's chest (USA Today)
Taser Issues Advisory on Use of Stun Guns (ABC News)
Cops Warned Not to Fire Tasers at Chest (CBS News)
Don't tase me in the chest, bro (ZDNet)
ACLU to Boulder police: Change Taser policy (Colorado)
Taser Warns Against Shooting at Chest (North Carolina)
Police update instructions on Taser training (New Zealand)
New TASER recommendation for police officers (Virginia)
ETC. (And tomorrow`s another day!)