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.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

False safety claims result in RICO conviction

I heard this news today, and for some reason it seemed to resonate with me.

The court, in a closely-watched RICO case, found 'Big Tobacco' liable in a decades-long conspiracy to deceive consumers about the adverse health effects of smoking. [LINK]

I'm not exactly sure why this news, that has absolutely nothing to do with the taser debate, captured my attention. I simply can't explain it.

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