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.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Snip, snip, snip...

Never lost a legal case...

They were hit with a $6.2M judgment based on a very simple and common sense argument about well-known blood pH causes and effects. There does not appear to be much grounds for a successful appeal.


Why, it t'was 'Excited Delirium' m'Lord...

Too many non-excited, non-delirious taser-associated deaths to hold water.


Never been shown to have caused a death...

Now, we have three 'prominent' coroners finding that "Pikes died of cardiac arrest caused by the taser shocks..." [LINK] A clear-cut case with actual findings released (as opposed to the many strangely-delayed autopsy reports). Note that there are many other disturbing angles (race, abuse, torture, cover-ups) to this incident.


So, what will be their next excuse?

Your honor, we feel that the subject was beamed aboard an orbiting spaceship of unknown alien origin, and simultaneously replaced with an otherwise identical - but sadly non-functional - replacement at the exact instant of his supposed death - all of which just happened to coincide in time with the taser deployment.


It's one thing to have a multi-leg defense strategy. But it's another thing entirely to stand on that multi-leg strategy and stick your head into a fricken' noose. Stupid is as Stoopid does.

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