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.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Deputy Dawg needs help with Google

Deputy Dawg: "Unless things have changed in recent years, every officer that undergoes taser training submits to being tased. I have never heard of any one of those officers suffering any injury from doing so...."

And later: "...You’re making a claim that officers have been injured during taser training. ... Is it too much to ask you to provide a link to that report?" [LINK]


This was my reply:

Here ya go…

http://tinyurl.com/y9zce2u

I really hope that this helps.

2 comments:

Dial said...

2009 death cases
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iiJlemWP-N-93Vfh4zWMs044DESQ
http://digitalmediajet.com/taser-kills-naked-man-ex-cop-outraged/
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/dies+after+Brooks+RCMP+Taser/1572693/story.html
2009, 14 year old boy dies after being tasered….there was more then one cop there to handle him
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/rights/119489/cops_are_going_taser-crazy:_teens_injured_and_killed_by_supposed_%27nonlethal%27_weapons/



11 year old girl with a learning disability in Orange county gets tasered by officer
http://www.wftv.com/news/15722616/detail.html

Utah man that died 6/2009
http://blogs.sltrib.com/slcrawler/index.php?p=741&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31260623/
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Man-dies-after-police-Taser-incident/2YT678CdhUi_xXK7UQMT9w.cspx?rss=20
http://www.abc15.com/content/news/northernarizona/flagstaff/story/Flagstaff-man-dies-after-police-use-Taser-on-him/CFvgiFrp6k6fWzG377tZvQ.cspx




2008 death cases
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iiJlemWP-N-93Vfh4zWMs044DESQ

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/22/taser.death/index.html

http://www.infowars.com/taser-stun-gun-kills-california-man/
Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a recent report that 334 people died in the United States between 2001 and August 2008 after being zapped with Tasers, with medical examiners and coroners concluding that Taser shocks caused, or contributed to, at least 50 of the deaths.
http://www.missouriaccidentlawyerblog.com/2008/08/police_taser_kills_moberly_man.html


Taser loses case, pays 6 million in wrongful death:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/06/like-them-or-de/


Perfect video example of excessive force, the suspect was passive aggressive, and shocked the officer pulled his taser. Listen, the Officer asks him to step out of the vehicle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqbmasNeOmM

Officers injured by taser
http://www.janes.com/news/lawenforcement/pr/pr071011_1_n.shtml
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/01/01/taser_wins_verdict_appeal_on_shock_injury_to_officer/
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20061106/ai_n16824030/
72 year old Grandma tasering you spoke of
http://www.examiner.com/x-12837-US-Headlines-Examiner~y2009m6d10-72-year-old-woman-tasered-by-police-officer
Canadian medical study says taser can cause brain injury
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/03/16/taser-stun-guns-can-cause-brain-injury.html
http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/2009/02/state_trooper_files_massachuse.html
http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/10577

Studies that show the TASER being dangerous
http://www.ppao.gov.on.ca/pdfs/sys-tas-cbc1.pdf
Doctors condemn taser
http://www.infowars.com/doctors-condemn-threatening-taser-court-ruling/

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Thanks Nick.

Some of those links look familiar, and I believe that many of them have been covered here. But others look new.

To be more accurate, Taser International has never (to my knowledge) actually paid $6M. For purely 'loop hole' reasons, the punitive damages were reportedly scratched on appeal.