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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Excited Delirium" - puhleeze, it's a crap excuse.

Taser Death Possibly Attributed to Excited Delirium Syndrome [LINK]

We are still waiting on the autopsy results for a Charlotte teen who died after a police officer deployed a taser last week. Darryl Turner got into an argument with his boss at a Food Lion store in Northeast Charlotte. When police arrived at the scene, a cop used a taser on the 17-year-old [and he tragically died].

While we are still waiting on the official cause of death, focus has now turned to something called Excited Delirium. Some say this is a condition that can kill a person who has been tasered and others say it doesn't even exist.

Dr. Alan Jones works in the Emergency Room at Carolinas Medical Center.
"Excited delirium is a term used by [brainwashed] doctors to describe a state in which a patient is delirious or agitated," he said. Jones says if someone is extremely agitated with a high heart rate or high blood pressure, an electric shock from a taser could contribute to a heart attack or stroke.

Turner's mother wants to sue over the death of her son. Her attorney says he is looking into whether or not the use of force was appropriate under the circumstances.

You spelled "cause" incorrectly.

Geesh. A young apparently-healthy man, who is a inarguably 'worked up', gets tasered to death, and they're thinking of blaming the fact that he is 'worked up'? Might as well blame his shoes. It is (obviously I believe) extremely unlikely that he would have died had he not been tasered.

Read this post again: Does everyone understand this starting point?

The fact that Taser is totally unwilling to admit causing even a single death, all the while acknowledging that the taser is "not without risk", and never stating what exactly are the calculated risks of death under various circumstances, indicates their intellectual dishonesty.

UPDATE: "...witness to the incident who gives a very different account than police... The witness said Turner simply obeyed the officer's command to step back and was then hit with the Taser. He later died. ..." [LINK] - updated added 25 March 2008

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