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 2, 2009

"...severe and permanent physical injuries..."

Syracuse, NY - Oswego County sheriff deputy Jeff Kandt was, according to his complaint, permanently injured by being shot by a Taser M26 stun gun on May 29, 2007, a mandatory part of training to become an instructor in the weapon. He is suing Taser International claiming that they knew of similar disabling incidents, but failed to warn. He demands punitive damages, saying Taser's fraud and negligence were malicious. [LINK] & [LINK]

I really like this part of the complaint:

"32. Defendant deliberately and fraudulently understated and minimized the number of known incidents, claims and lawsuits involving their EMD weapons..." [LINK] (.pdf)

Well that sounds very much like all those "DI$MI$$ED with prepayment" cases.

Note - These allegations are yet to be proven in court. Or perhaps: yet to be dismissed with prejudice after a large settlement check changes hands.

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