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, October 11, 2008

Hot winds of change blow in...

OC sheriff's deputy charged with illegal Taser use

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Orange County sheriff's deputy Christopher Hibbs has been charged with felony assault or battery by a public officer and assault with a taser. Prosecutors allege Hibbs used his taser on a handcuffed suspect, Ignacio Gomez Lares, in the back of a patrol car on Sept. 13, 2007, when the man didn't give his full name. Hibbs, who has entered a not guilty plea, is on unpaid leave and faces up to three years in prison if convicted. [LINK]

It's nice to see prosecutors (and police leadership, note the 'unpaid leave') living up to their responsibilities and doing their job.

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