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, June 25, 2008

Looking for 'proof' in all the wrong places (2)

Further to #21, Jeffrey Marreel [LINK]

Ottawa Citizen (25 June 2008) - ...An autopsy performed yesterday was inconclusive and further forensic tests have been ordered to assist in determining the cause of death. [LINK]

A hypothetical taser-death would leave no evidence. [LINK] [LINK]

Dr. Zian Tseng, a San Francisco cardiologist and electrophysiologist, said, "If there's a person that dropped dead suddenly after Taser application and you can find nothing else on the autopsy, I would venture to say that's due to arrhythmic death." [LINK]

So, in addition to looking for clues, you need to be prepared for the situation where, ahem, you don't have a clue.

2 comments:

zonga said...

A victim receiving application of the taser would be the number one clue.

Anonymous said...

Exactly.

I've made several previous posts where the main point was that finding no internal physical evidence during the autopsy may be very strong evidence in itself.