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.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Man's death possibly caused by taser"

Well, this should be fun to watch...

Chicago Tribune (LINK) used the heading "Man's death possibly caused by taser" to head their video report.

Here is the webpage clipping:



There are a couple of very interesting angles to this story.

The first is that the Chicago Tribune is big enough to tell Taser to get stuffed.

The second detail is that the autopsy will be performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. There are some independently-minded folks in that office. It seems unlikely that this death will be attributed to Excited Delirium.

Pull-up a chair. This one might get interesting.

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