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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Merced police taser wheelchair-bound double-amputee

The Merced, CA Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is investigating a complaint alleging that an officer twice used a taser against an unarmed, wheelchair-bound man with no legs. The incident occurred Sept. 11. The man who was tasered, 40-year-old Gregory Williams, a double-leg amputee, spent six days in jail on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting arrest, although the Merced County District Attorney's Office hasn't filed charges in the case. ...Williams, who was released from jail Friday, said he was violently manhandled and tasered by police, even though he claims he was never physically aggressive toward the officers or resisted arrest. ...A handful of residents who live in Williams' apartment complex claim they witnessed the incident and support Williams' charges. ... [LINK] [MORE]

It'll be interesting to see the ultimate outcome in this case of taser-abuse of a black man driving a wheelchair, as compares to the outcome in the case of the taser-abuse of a white man driving an antique tractor. [LINK]

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