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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Deputy refuses taser shock - fired - sues.

INDIANAPOLIS - A former Hamilton County sheriff's deputy has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully fired for refusing to be shot with a stun gun during a training exercise. Ray F. Robert claimed in the suit filed in federal court in Indianapolis Tuesday that the electric shock from the gun is dangerous [well, duh!...] and a violation of his constitutional rights [well, duh!...]. Robert had been a deputy in the county north of Indianapolis for 29 years when he was fired in December. ... [LINK]

He'll win. 100%.

Especially given that the 'science' behind Taser's claims of safety is not universally accepted and given the many inexplicable connections amongst the pro-taser forces.

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