Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Taser - Chest - Heart stopped - CPR

AKRON, Ohio (February 24, 2009) — Jail officials in Ohio say they used a stun gun on an inmate who attacked them, stopping his heart. A medical team performed CPR on 21-year-old Gregory Dillard and revived him Saturday night. He remains in critical condition at an Akron hospital. Officials say Dillard was shocked with a stun gun to the chest as he was being released from jail in Summit County. He had been arrested on drug [marijuana possession] and assault charges and posted bond. Sheriff Drew Alexander says he has stopped using the devices until the stun gun is inspected for defects. [LINK]

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The Taser Emergency Explain-Away Team is probably rushing to the scene laden with brochures and pamphlets explaining all about Excited Delirium and the little-known Spontaneous Death Syndrome. And don't forget the Purely-Coincidental Heart Stoppage Near-Death Syndrome.

Seriously, I'll betcha that the Taser PR machine goes all silent on us regarding this one...

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