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.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

#2 for May 2008

O'Fallon, MO --The St. Charles County sheriff's department says it is investigating the death of a person shocked with a stun gun. They say the person was in the custody of the sheriff's department at the time. The department planned a news conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday at its headquarters in O'Fallon in eastern Missouri to release additional details. [LINK]

ST. CHARLES COUNTY - A 22-year-old man from Alton died late Tuesday night after a St. Charles County sheriff's deputy shocked him with a Taser... The man, identified this afternoon as James S. Wilson....was physically assaulting his sister, said St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer at a press conference this afternoon. ...shot him with a Taser. Shortly after, Tiefenbrunn said, the man lost consciousness and was struggling to breathe. Paramedics performed CPR and tried to revive him, he said. The man was taken to Christian Northeast Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Neer said that Wilson had no weapon but that he had been verbally abusive and lunged toward the deputy. ... The deputy used a Model X26 Taser... [LINK]


This unfortunate incident puts us slightly ahead of the curve for 7 examples per month. If this rate continues, it'll be a worse than average month from May 2008. [LINK]

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