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, November 8, 2008

Correction: Taser (-associated) Death story

MEXIA, Texas (AP) - In the headline for a Nov. 3 story about the death of Adren Maurice Turner, 44, of Teague, Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported he died from a Taser after a traffic stop. As explained in the story, police used a Taser to stun Turner when he struggled with them. He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead. The cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy is pending. [LINK]

Autopsy - what would they be looking for? Tasers do not leave clues.

Traffic stop, taser deployed, dead. Perhaps Mr. Turner was stuck in the head and killed by a micrometeorite at the same time as the taser deployment. Or perhaps some health issue that he had had for years suddenly flared-up at exactly the same time as the taser deployment. Perhaps the taser has nothing to do with his death - just like all the others.

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