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 31, 2009

RCMP face $2.5M Tasering lawsuit

Adam Dormer, 26, was acquitted of obstructing a peace officer [typical 'cover charge'] by provincial court Judge John Reilly in January. In his decision, Reilly said his finding was based on the fact the officers had no right to arrest Dormer and that he was subjected to excessive force when tasered while in handcuffs. That decision was subsequently upheld by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Marsha Erb in June. [LINK]

Society would be best served by Dormer being awarded the full amount and not accepting any settlement offers with attached non-disclosure agreements.

That's the only way that The Message will emerge.

My recommendation to Dormer would be that the minimum settlement for damages be the $2.5M, but the added feature of a non-disclosure agreement will cost an extra $10M. That sort of counter-offer will make the political masters stop and think.

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