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.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Howard Hyde Inquiry in Halifax

Very familiar territory... [LINK]

It's probably worth clarifying one detail not revealed in some of the related headlines published over the past few months.

Such as: 'Howard Hyde died 30 hours after being tasered'

In fact, the more detailed version of the events reveal that he was apparently tasered and immediately went into cardiac arrest (reportedly 'no pulse'). But the police heroically performed CPR and Mr. Hyde was revived.

This detail takes some of the mystery out of the 30-hour gap with respect to the debate about the purported versus actual safety of tasers.

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