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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nasty twisting of the 'justice' system

"...granting TASER International's motion to exclude the testimony of Plaintiff's purported expert, Dr. Erik Sirulnick."

Give some credit to the bottom-feeding lawyers at Taser International; they sure know how to hijack the justice system.

Plaintiffs' legal teams should better prepare for this sort of assault on logic.

If it is the same Dr. Erik Sirulnick, then he specializes in Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (!!), and Internal Medicine.

Given the extraordinarily poor quality of some of the so-called "science" held up by Taser International (some of which have issues as simple as sample sizes so small that they prove nothing about the safety of tasers), it seems irrational to exclude the testimony of a real (medical) doctor that may have an informed opinion on the subject.

Plaintiff lawyers need to get their act together.

Maybe call a pre-trial conference with the judge to defuse this sort of approach. Raise questions of the social importance of the taser-death issue. Point out that AMA has already made their position on the taser's purported safety known [LINK]. Point out the taser's very "Curious Temporal Asymmetry".

And launch appeals!

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