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.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Eight hours...

Headline: Man dies 8 hours after being Tasered by Mesa police

Eight hours, eh? Or not really? ...

Details: "...The man ... lost consciousness as three officers tried to handcuff him after he fell to the ground from the shock of the Taser, said a police spokesman. The officers immediately uncuffed the man and started medical attention. He was revived sometime before arriving at a local hospital, but his condition continued to deteriorate throughout the day and he died at about 9 p.m. " [LINK]

So the temporal sequence follows the familiar pattern.

1) Drugs
2) Excited delirium
3) Handcuffs
4) Taser

Hints: You can choose multiple answers; and don't disregard the time axis.

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