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 3, 2009

Rory McKenzie, age 25

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A man died Thursday morning after being arrested by Kern County Sheriff's deputies. ...25-year-old Rory McKenzie ... Deputies went to an apartment on the 900 block of Feliz Drive in east Bakersfield and used a taser and sheriff's dog when Rory McKenzie resisted arrest, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies noticed he had stopped breathing and took him to Kern Medical Center, where he died. [LINK]

I have no further information about the above incident. But I'm willing to bet that Mr. McKenzie was either tasered several times, or was tasered across his chest (with one dart in the upper left and the other further down). More than likely, it was either one or the other.

Why would a 25-year old suddenly stop breathing?

Another "coincidence"?


California said...

Rory McKenzie did not resist arrest and those polices know that. When the polices tased him the first time, Rory was dead! They tased him and tased him! Then put the dogs on him, biting his dead body!

California said...

You are right. Mr. McKenzie was tased several times, three times as a matter of fact. Why did they tase him three times?????????

Jamie said...

I have known Rory for over 15 years and I know he wasn't stupid enough to resist arrest. I know that the Bakersfield PD used excessive force.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

"Resisted Arrest" is sometimes just a police code word. It sometimes means that the victim failed to demonstrate "respect" (fear) and was therefore tasered to death.

Sometimes video surfaces to prove the point.