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

Judge ponders allowing evidence extracted by torture

Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza on Friday gave herself two weeks to decide whether to allow prosecutors to use a DNA sample taken from a Niagara Falls man after he was zapped with a Taser electronic stun gun. [LINK]


Might need two weeks to find all the required adjectives for the decision.

Detective Angela Munn of the Niagara Falls police testified that the Taser video doesn’t start recording until 1.5 seconds after the Taser is fired, and thus it was fired for four seconds, not the two seconds police estimated during the hearing. “It was only fired once that day. It was turned on three times,” Munn said.

Balkin quoted Detective James Galie as saying, “Ryan, we’re going to do this again and again until you comply.

That’s torture. There’s no other word for it,” Balkin said.

The real question is the following: Will there be Federal Agents in the court room to arrest the torturers?

This case is clear-cut evidence of why the official taser training, often under the control of Taser International, is considered by some to be 'defective'. In this incident, you have a serious case in serious jeopardy. And those involved are at some risk of being charged with criminal torture. Duh!

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