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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Braidwood Inquiry set to resume

The Braidwood Inquiry is set to resume on Tuesday, 22 September 2009.

It's been just about two months since the Braidwood Inquiry report Phase 1 was released. During that period, it has been reported that ten people have died after having been tasered. [LINK]

It's worth pointing out that two of that ten were in Modesto, California.

Reportedly, they've had three taser-associated deaths in five months.

#422: April 13, 2009: Craig Prescott, 38, Modesto, California
#442: August 26, 2009: Manuel Dante Dent, 27, Modesto, California
#444: September 16, 2009: Alton Warren Ham, 45, Modesto, California

Perhaps there is something in the municipal water supply...

I'll leave it up to a professional epidemiologist to calculate the odds of the causes of these deaths being at one end of the taser wires versus the other.

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