Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Another stupid taser incident, another $55k judgment

(To be fair, the incident included more than just taser abuse.)

An jury ordered the city of Portland, OR to pay $55,000 to Frank Waterhouse, Jr. He was shot with beanbags, zapped with a taser and jailed after he videotaped Portland police officers searching for a jaywalker. Mr. Waterhouse was acquitted in Multnomah County Circuit Court of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass [cover] charges in October 2006. [LINK]

Baser on the "2006", there must be quite the backlog of similar lawsuits.

No comments: