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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Taser QotW: "I smelled like roast beef..."

Matthew Gray, 47, a retired soldier with some mental health issues, was repeatedly burned with a glowing hot cigarette [correction] tasered in June of 2003. The RCMP repeatedly burned him with a red-hot cigarette lighter [correction] tasered him because the stun gun salesmen said it was okay [correction] they feared for the safety of ambulance attendants, police officers, other drivers on the road and Gray himself. And the taser worked perfectly [?] - in that it did cause extreme pain and left obvious burn marks that reportedly smelled like roast beef. And the police only had to deploy it once twice four times maybe eight times about six times.

[LINK 2007-11-21]
[LINK 2009-05-19]
[LINK 2009-11-13]
[LINK 2009-12-21]

See also the "Glowing Cigarette Taser Challenge" [LINK].

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