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, October 6, 2008

More spin from Taser

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The family of a man who died after he was shocked with a taser by North Charleston police has sued. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the suit filed last month names North Charleston police, Charleston County and the company that makes the taser. The family of 38-year-old Kip Darrell Black says officers should have known he could die when they shocked him up to 10 times with a taser in October 2006. ... A Taser spokespuppet says the company has had 75 product liability lawsuits dismissed or ruled in its favor. [LINK]

Actually, at least ten of those so-called "dismissed" lawsuits were settled.

And they have lost a "Failure to Warn" case to the tune of $6.2M.

Their corporate spin never openly admits these inconvenient details

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