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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

$50,000 settlement for "appropriate" (?) taser use

Elon, NC, in what is reported to be its THIRD taser-use settlement [moth+light], is paying 55-year-old John W. Paylor a settlement of $50,000 in relation to an incident in June 2006. Elon Police Chief Lavell Lovette said she felt that the police actions during the incident were 'appropriate considering the circumstances.' [LINK]

So if it's $50,000 for an "appropriate" taser deployment, then how much is on offer for an inappropriate taser deployment where the subject survives, and how much if he doesn't survive (YIKES!).

"...As part of the settlement, Lovette said she agreed to review the use-of-force policy and add language specific to Taser use."

Elon, NC reportedly has a population of about 7000. [Wiki]

Three taser settlements.

Population 7000.


So where did the original Taser Use Policy come from?

Still friends with the stungun salesmen, are we?

Any taser-brainwashed heads roll yet?

Hey, I'm just asking questions...

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