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.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tasered, unresponsive, CPR, pronounced dead.

Modesto, CA - A Stanislaus County Jail inmate ... Alton Warren Ham, 45, ... a Taser gun was used to subdue him. ...became unresponsive... staff immediately began CPR... ...unable to revive him. [LINK]

When searching for explanations of cause and effect, the time axis is your friend. Unless you are trying to muddle things, then the time axis is your worst enemy.

Officials said according to an autopsy, Ham had an enlarged heart.

List the enlarged heart as a contributing factor if you wish. But it would seem to be a form of insanity to list the enlarged heart, and not mention the taser-incident.

Toxicology results on Ham are pending.

Is the postmortem test for VF [LINK] also pending?

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