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.

Friday, April 25, 2008

"In critical condition..." - a tragic update...

I had previously posted [LINK] about the young man (Kevin Piskura) that was left in critical condition after being tasered. Unfortunately he has died.

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities investigating the death of a man who was subdued with a stun gun outside a bar in Oxford say it will be several days before they know what caused his death. An officer used a Taser device on 24-year-old Kevin Piskura of Chicago early last Saturday. Piskura began to have trouble breathing and was taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati, where he died yesterday. The Butler County sheriff is in charge of the investigation. The Hamilton County coroner's office will be doing the autopsy. Spokesmen for both offices have declined comment. [LINK]

Mr. Piskura was in critical condition from pretty much the exact time that he was tasered, until he died about five days later.

How many examples do we need?

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