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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Darryl Turner taser "-associated" death lawsuit with Charlotte settled

The City of Charlotte has settled with the family of a 17-year-old who died in March 2008 after being shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer with a Taser, according to an attorney representing the family. The out-of-court agreement was announced Tuesday by attorney Ken Harris, who represented the family of Darryl Turner in a suit against the city. ... Turner died March 20, 2008, after a confrontation with police at a north Charlotte grocery store where Turner had worked. [LINK]

Taser International (not involved in this case, not yet...) would perhaps announce such a 'settlement' as being, "Another lawsuit dismissed with prejudice." They've been caught twisting 'settlements' into 'dismissals' on more than one occasion. One could be forgiven for thinking that they were intentionally being deceptive in those cases - but who knows...

Harris said he expects other litigation in the case, however.

Gee, I wonder who else might be in the legal crosshairs next?

If I were a betting man, I'd be looking at a judgement in the mid-eight figures range. But that's just a guess on my part.

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