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.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

$65k, and admit nothing LOL

Norfolk settles 'Hula Hoop Lady' lawsuit for $65,000 [LINK]

The city of Norfolk, VA will pay $65,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought after a police officer used a taser on the Hula Hoop Lady of Granby Street. Attorneys for Pamela Brown filed the suit, seeking $5 million, against a police officer, Nicholas G. Parks, who used a taser on her during an October arrest. The suit claimed Brown's civil rights were violated and that the officer used excessive force. Under the terms of the agreement, there is no finding or admission of liability on the part of the officer or the city.

I'd call that sixty-five thousand admissions. Any other interpretation is just spin.

'We admit nothing. Now, who do I make the check out to?'

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