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.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Taser International admits they sponsored IPICD

Surprise surprise. Why - you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw this:

"...spokesperson Steve Tuttle confirmed that Taser International gave 'setup grants' to John Peters' firm [IPICD]..."  [LINK]


The Institute for Prevention of In-Custody Death (Lawsuits) website proudly mentions two sponsors: US Armor and LAAW (Mr. Brave's company). But Taser International is not mentioned on the sponsor's page (even now).


Now - this is where they start to pretend that they weren't intentionally trying to obscure the indirect links from Taser International to those that promote 'excited delirium' as a convenient excuse for mysterious in-custody deaths often associated with taser use.

Let's Google:

http://www.google.com/search?q=IPICD+"Taser+International"

They mentioned each other in passing. But the first Google hit that connects the dots is this blog.


So guys. Does it feel better to finally be out of the closet? Hey! ...not that there's anything wrong with that!

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