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.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lack of evidence - choose your words carefully

Coroners and Medical Examiners, who are apparently spending more and more time looking at victims that have died shortly after being tasered, typically do not find any physical evidence of how the taser might have caused the death.

I'm still not sure what they think that they'd be looking for... (discussed in previous posts [LINK1] [LINK2] ).

Therefore, they often conclude, the taser incident that happened just before the death had nothing to do with the death. Instead, they sometimes use the phrase 'Excited Delirium' and list that as a cause of death.

Ah excuse me...

There's no physical evidence for the 'Excited Delirium' either.

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