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 15, 2009

Headline still there: "...death by Taser"

Charlotte Observer (5 August 2009) - "...death by Taser" [LINK]

It's not a new headline, which is actually the point of this post.

I've been watching that news story webpage over the past week or so to see if Taser International managed to get them to change the headline so as to not include the phrase "...death by Taser".

It's been about ten days now, and it's still there. Which either means that Taser International simply haven't bothered to beg, cajole and/or threaten, or if they did, then it means that the editorial staff at the Charlotte Observer simply told them to get lost.

Either way, good news.

And it's the sort of bold headline that will be seen more and more.

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