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 29, 2009

Officer said she knew what she was doing

Officer reportedly said that she knew what she doing. [LINK]

Officer reportedly claimed that she unknowingly held down the trigger of the X26 taser for 49 seconds. This was followed by another cycle when Mr. Jacobs "failed to obey" (right after being tasered for 49 seconds...). [LINK]

Keep in mind that Taser International's claims of taser safety do not appear to provide any warnings that would allow a logical explanation about this death. According to their Cardiac Safety webpage, being hit with a taser for 49 seconds is exactly as safe as being tasered for a shorter duration. This "ping pong ball" logic was written by "Dr." (not a medical doctor) Mark Kroll.

The best legal approach might be to extract a big settlement from the city, and then use that as seed money to take on the OEM. Also, the passage of time can only help the plaintiff's side. But this is just my view...

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