Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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 16, 2009

Hoax exposes Taser-stupidity virus

Warren, MI - Highly-trained and presumable Taser-Certified police officers in Warren Michigan end up tasering a plush toy. An unknown 911 prankster (who now faces three million years in prison - well, not quite) claimed that a giant wild cat was on the prowl at Bates Park. He gave police the impression it was a menacing, 150 pound wild animal. So, when officers peered into a concrete pipe where the plush toy was placed, they ended up deciding to fire their taser at the cornered plush toy. [LINK]

Achieving stupidity at this level requires specialized training. And it apparently helps if you're exposed to some electric shock therapy targeting the buttocks and spinal column.

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