Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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, July 4, 2008

"Acute ventricular dysrhythmia and ventricular fibrillation"

Charlotte, NC - Autopsy results released this week reveal why a 17-year-old who police shot with a taser died in March. Darryl Turner was in an altercation with his boss at the Food Lion on Prosperity Church Road in north Charlotte when someone called police. Police said he was highly agitated when an officer shot him with a taser. Turner was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. Turner's autopsy says the stress of the situation and the shock from the taser was too much for his body to handle. It says he died of acute ventricular dysrhythmia and ventricular fibrillation. In other words, his heart was pumping so fast and irregularly that he died. The report states Turner did not have heart problems and he didn't have drugs in his system except for the medicines emergency workers used trying to save his life. ... [LINK]

Young. Healthy. Free of drugs. Very angry. Tasered. Died.

Unless you're going to claimed that young and healthy people die from being angry, there's only one other apparent explanation. The victim's state of anger may certainly be a contributing factor, so perhaps tasers are only 'safe' when used on calm people (??!!??).

Brainwashed and self-deluding taser fan-boys may be left in a state of mental shock as their world falls apart, but taser critics are not surprised by this finding.

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