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, April 30, 2009

Dziekanski's death cardiac-related & linked to taser

Dr. John Butt, an eminent forensic pathologist with almost 40 years’ experience and who was awarded the Order of Canada in 2000 for his work, told the Braidwood inquiry that Robert Dziekanski’s death — after five Taser jolts and restraint by the RCMP — was likely a “cardiac-related” death linked to the Tasering. ... [LINK].  See also [LINK].

Dr. Butt also took exception to the taser-minimizing, and pre-existing condition highlighting, aspects of the autopsy report prepared by pathologist Dr. Charles Lee.

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