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.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Taser-associated death results in probable $1.8 million settlement

#136 - June 13, 2005: Shawn Pirolozzi, 30, Canton, Ohio [LINK]

CantonRep.com (Dec 18, 2009) - ...A U.S. District Court jury earlier this year awarded Shawn Pirolozzi’s family $2 million stemming from his death in June 2005. City police subdued him with punches, kicks, pepper spray and a Taser gun. The award has been delayed while the city appealed the court ruling. A settlement for $1.8 million is close to being approved. ... [LINK]

I wonder if the settlement includes an apology?


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