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.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nightmare continues for Cincinnati and Officers

The daughter of Cincinnati City Councilman Cecil Thomas is suing the city of Cincinnati and two police officers following an August traffic stop of her boyfriend that resulted in one of the officer's stunning her with a Taser gun. Celeste Thomas' lawsuit against the city and Cincinnati police officers Anthony Plummer and Jennifer Myers was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, two weeks after Thomas was cleared on a charge of obstructing justice related to the traffic stop. [LINK]

Root causes: Obviously-defective training (Hey! Judging by results!), a device that appears to promise God-like powers but is more likely a tool of Satan, a device that clearly induces illegal behaviour, and is itself a lawsuit magnet.

You might have a different opinion; but if so, it'd be wrong.

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