Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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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.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Young (probably healthy) man tasered and dies

Miami: "After the [taser] discharge, Xavier Jones, 29, became unresponsive, and paramedics took him to Doctor's Hospital in Coral Gables, where he was pronounced dead. ..."

Link= Miami Herald
Link= Local 10

It's very sad. Many police are taser trigger-happy because they've been trained that tasers are essentially perfectly safe. Even now, Taser continues to downplay the risks. I think that it's perfectly clear that some people have died after being tasered, and it's unlikely to simply be a series of 'excited delirium' coincidences. I'll bet you a dollar that the Taser reps are headed to Miami right now to provide 'expert assistance' during the investigation.

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