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, September 6, 2008

TASER NEWS ALERT

[sarcasm]

TORONTO, Ont., Sept 6, 2008 (WorldWideWebBlogwire via the Internet) -- EXCITED-DELIRIUM.com, a market leader in highlighting the other side of the taser story, issued the following NEWS ALERT:

According to an article on the September 5, 2008 edition of the WFLX-TV website "Fla. police Taser 15-year-old boy", a young lad was yelling at police and, by some standards, deserved to be shot dead. But no, the highly-trained police used a taser to take him down and shut him the hell up.

According to the article, Miramar Police stopped a 14-year-old boy for trespassing on school property Friday. The teen was not a student at that school. As police were struggling to take the first wee feisty lad into custody, a second teen began yelling and shouting strenuously in an annoying manner at the police and started to move within taser range. Officers then tased his loud-mouth ass.

"If there is ever a deadly force situation -- this was it," Sgt Bloggins-Noggin is quoted in the article as saying. "It's fortunate we had a taser and we used it to resolve the situation without having to plug his pimple-laced loud-mouth face with a .45 calibre like we used to do. And I guess it's lucky he didn't die immediately after the taser shock as sometimes seems to happen. So it all ended happy and quiet."

The complete [original] story is available at: http://www.wflxfox29.com/Global/story.asp?S=8962013&nav=menu98_3

This sarcastic commentary was compiled through publicly available media reports and distributed by EXCITED-DELIRIUM.com of Toronto, Canada.

EXCITED-DELIRIUM.com disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the media reports, and would like to remind you that this blog post is a sarcastic commentary mocking those occasional Taser news alerts which focus only on the very rare success stories.

For more information on the sort of propaganda dispersed by Taser, please visit: http://www.EXCITED-DELIRIUM.com.

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