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.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Officer faints on witness stand during taser lawsuit

Strange little story from Texas...

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - ...Officer Marsh Blackmore was on the stand when he apparently fainted... [LINK]

Too much stress?

... In July of 2006, Lubbock Police Officer Blackmore tased L.J. McCallan during a traffic stop. ... Dashcam video has been shown numerous times to the jury since the trial began on Tuesday. McCallan testified that he did not have time to react to the police officer before he was tased. McCallan is seeking medical expenses and punitive damages. ...

Update: More here [LINK].

UPDATE (20 October 2009): Officer Blackmore was given the benefit of the doubt and has been cleared.

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