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.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Deputy paying the price for taser misuse

This story is almost unbelieveable.

Columbus - [Former] Polk County deputy Joshua Denton received a suspended 30-day jail sentence and a $500 fine for his conviction on one count of assault for shocking Allison Howard with a stun gun after she had been subdued and was already handcuffed to a chair. [LINK]

It's unbelieveable because it's a sign that taser abuse, misuse and overuse is perhaps showing signs of having had its inexplicable "free pass" marked as expired.

Such judgments should be followed up with civil action to drive the point home.

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