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.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Apparently there are no legal limits...

Deputy Stephen Krendick has been found not guilty of the murder of Mark D. McCullaugh Jr.

The judge more-or-less blamed the death on the victim's hardening of the arteries. [LINK]


It was alleged that ...McCullaugh, who was shackled in a hogtied position, choked to death within 'minutes' of being sprayed with 'a large amount' of pepper spray, Sterbenz said. Using his autopsy photos, Sterbenz also pointed out 10 distinct marks on McCullaugh's back from what he said were taser stun-gun barbs. In Monday's opening statements, Kosko said Krendick used an entire 16-ounce can of pepper spray, shooting it into McCullaugh's cell through an open flap in the cell door while McCullaugh was naked and restrained. [LINK]

1 comment:

zonga said...

McCullaugh's heart stopped beating.

That is not a cause of death - but of course, I am not a black robed so-called judge.