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.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Dudley dingbats taser elderly man

CBC News - An elderly man in Kamloops, B.C., was zapped three times on the torso by a police stun gun while lying on his hospital bed... Frank Lasser, 82, appeared fragile Thursday when he showed the Taser marks on his body and talked about the ordeal he went through on Saturday. ... [LINK]

Lasser had pulled a (very?) small knife out of his pocket; he was delirious due to difficulty breathing (pneumonia). The man is on oxygen. One of the three police officers present had reportedly said: "OK, get him because we got more important work to do on the street tonight."


So what's going on in BC? Why the extremely high levels of taser insanity?

Hmmm... Perhaps when the police in BC are burning those huge heaping piles of illegal marijuana plants, they might want to consider the advantages of wandering around to the upwind side.

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