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.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Taser now admits multiple hits dangerous?

Lots of news in one taser news report from down-under. [LINK]

The rollout of Tasers to Queensland police has been frozen as it emerged officers last week repeatedly shot a man, who later died, against the warnings and training by the stun gun's American manufacturers that multiple use on a person is dangerous.

Queensland Taser Moratorium, eh? Yee haw.

...The new review and freeze comes as George Hateley, the exclusive distributor of Tasers in Australia, told The Australian that police have been warned against shooting a person more than once with the weapon.

Interesting...

...In Queensland, Mr Roberts and Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said they could not reveal what had prompted the review and freeze because it was evidence before the coroner.

...On Saturday, The Weekend Australian revealed Taser International was last year held partially responsible for the death of a man in Texas, shot repeatedly with the stun gun, after a civil jury found police "didn't know repeated exposures could kill someone".

Did I miss that news? Texas vs. California?


I hadn't seen anywhere before that Taser International now admits that multiple taser hits can be dangerous. I'm surprised by this reported news, as it is essentially an admission of a risk that Taser International and their minions previously denied.

If this is true, then it is lawsuit heaven. Anyone in North America that lost a family member to multiple taser hits could use this reported change to the training as evidence in their lawsuits.

More later...

5 comments:

Critical Mass said...

Check out the Injury Board for Salt Lake City. It appears the family of the latest Taser victim has a lawyer who may need your help:

http://saltlakecity.injuryboard.com/defective-and-dangerous-products/tasers-can-cause-cardiac-arrest-and-sudden-death.aspx?googleid=264948

I really appreciate your Spot-On stuff. This should all end very badly for what I call "MURDER INC in Scottsdale AZ".

Critical Mass said...

PS ~ Are you aware of the Washington DC Based Taser Litigation Group of the The American Association for Justice?

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1150.htm

Look on the list. Tasers have their very own Litigation specialists.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

I've read about how Taser International manages their many lawsuits. They set their own take-it-or-leave-it fees for their defense lawyers. They micro-manage their own hired local defense team, shoving their corporate arm far up into the backside of the local lawyers to have them puppet the proven (slimy) techniques.

I guess when you control the 'supply' (their need for lawyers), then you control the market.

Too bad the facts are slowly turning against them. It's going to be a feeding frenzy sooner or later.

My gut tells me the tide will turn on them big-time in the coming months. Late-2009? Maybe delayed into 2010? I dunno.

Laugh-a-minute these guys.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

PS: I disagree with your description of MURDER Inc. MANSLAUGHTER Inc. might be more accurate, but even that is yet to be proven to my satisfaction in court (excluding the blood pH argument, which has been proven completely).

Critical Mass said...

PS: "MURDER INC" ~ was the mob controlled murder-for-hire gang from the 1920's through the late 1940's.

There is evidence that the two boys now running Taser International, conducted "animal experiments" in their garage or Phoenix home, using the "Jack Cover" tasers. If you know anything about psychology, there is very disturbing evidence about children who torture or kill animals.

Be it murder or manslaughter, I only wish for justice to be served.