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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This extract says it all...

"The [Taser] attorneys who filed the civil lawsuit [against Summit County Medical Examiner, Lisa Kohler] want the medical examiner to eliminate tasers as [a] cause of death from the autopsy reports..."

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Imagine the chilling effect this has had on other coroners and medical examiners...

3 comments:

Michael said...

The attorney representing the medical examiner, John Manley, says Lisa Kohler stands behind her findings.

In Ohio, when someone challenges a medical examiner's findings, a judge serves as the check and balance to determine cause of death.

Michael said...

"The attorney representing the medical examiner, John Manley, says Lisa Kohler stands behind her findings.

In Ohio, when someone challenges a medical examiner's findings, a judge serves as the check and balance to determine cause of death."

Actually, I think that right there says it all!!

Let's just hope the judge is one with a position of reasonable ethics, and moral standing. Then again, that might be asking a but much of the legal system.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree. There's no predicting what the legal beagles will arrive at. Often, the decision has nothing at all to do with the fundamental issues. It's a crap shoot.

But Taser tends to unload both barrels in these cases. So when they eventually lose a big one, they'll have nothing left. It'll be like the first trickle of water through a cracked dam.