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.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Slightly raised arm leads to good solid tasering

Hartford, CT - ...surveillance video appears to contradict an officer's report... Officer Erik Hansen was fingerprinting former Connecticut Freedom of Information attorney Henry "Hank" Pawlowski Jr. The video ... shows Pawlowski slightly raising his right arm when Hansen roughly drives him to the floor and two other officers shoot Pawlowski with stun guns. ... [LINK]

What next? A good solid tasering for a slightly raised eyebrow?

If so, then skeptics like me are doomed. One of my eyebrows is permanently cocked in a quizical expression of incredulity.

PS: Read the entire news story at the above link. There's much more to become outraged about. The report has all the usual taser-incident plot lines: official police report contradicted by the unblinking eye of video. The classic "cover charge". The chief instinctively defending his officers and reportedly unable to see what is reportedly visible in the video.

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