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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another stupid taser incident, another $50,000 settlement

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison woman who was tasered by UW police officers as they ejected her from a Badger football game at Camp Randall stadium will receive $50,000 in a settlement of a federal lawsuit. ... [LINK]

So who was in the wrong and who was in the right in this incident? Well, who is making out the cheque to who?

Another example of how the training that accompanies tasers is self-evidently defective (hey, judging by results!). They're taught that tasers are safe and effective and can be used freely on anyone for almost any reason.

Perhaps decision makers might wish to toss any policy guidance they might have received from the stungun salesmen, and review the findings of the $3.7M Canadian Braidwood Inquiry.

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