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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall-out from the tasering of 76-year-old Bud Grose

Glenrock, WY - Police Chief Tom Sweet said two officers "probably didn't do things the best way" when they used a taser on 76-year-old Bud Grose who was driving an antique tractor in a parade. ... Mayor Steve Cielinski and most of the Town Council apologized to residents... "If we have to stand up and take it on the chin, we will."

Some at Monday's meeting called for the two officers to be fired. Several people who witnessed the event told the crowd police repeatedly shocked Mr. Grose with a taser. "Those two were the most out-of-control officers I've ever seen in my life," said Scott McWilliams, a witness who said he was shoved by one of the officers. "These two guys got to go." ... Mike Pyatt, a former Glenrock police officer [probably lacks up-to-date taser training], called on town leaders to make changes at the department. "We will hold you accountable," he said. [LINK]

This sort of incident should make TASR shareholders very nervous. 'The People' are getting tired of this sh_t, and the change is happening quickly.

The solution is not more 'spin', but it'll be amusing to watch Taser International try that approach. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if any minute now they start trotting out "genuine taser-saved babies".

Here is a link to the story of one such taser-saved child [LINK]. ...

...Because, as we all have been told, if it weren't for the 'blessed' taser, this girl might have been justifiably mowed down with a 50-cal. machine gun.

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