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.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Crazy - to the 18th power

HOUSTON - A jury in Texas has awarded $3 million to the mother of a mentally ill man who died after he was shocked 18 times with a stun gun and hogtied during an arrest. Shirley Nagel sued four deputies from the Precinct One Constable's Office after they detained her son, Joel Don Casey, in 2005. Casey's death was later ruled a homicide. Jurors on Monday found three of the four deputies used unreasonable and excessive force. [LINK]

I've read elsewhere that Mr. Casey's death was not directly linked to the taser. His death was attributed to other factors.

In other words, Mr. Casey was tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, tasered, and...

...then hogtied (which, of course, killed him).

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