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, June 13, 2008

Training Injuries go uncompensated

Taser announces they shrugged-off another officer taser-training injury:

Taser International, Inc. (TASR: presently $5.76) announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division, issued a judgment granting Taser International's motion for summary judgment and dismissed the officer training injury lawsuit entitled Wilson v. Taser International, Inc. ... No moneys were paid for this dismissal. ... [LINK]

I wouldn't be signing any of those waivers before undergoing taser training. In fact, I'd refuse to take the risk. If it was a job requirement (which is insane), then I'd go after my union to make sure that such injuries are fully at someone's risk other that my own.

Police Officers and Officials should have a good long hard look at this officer training injury issue.

It's insane that Taser recommends that officers be shocked, their position on such injuries is unclear, and injuries are going uncompensated. Crazy.

DO NOT SIGN WAIVERS!!

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