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.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lawsuit magnet attracts one more

The family of a Las Vegas doctor who was zapped five times by a Nevada highway trooper has filed a lawsuit against Taser International Inc. The suit blames the death of the 33-year-old emergency-room physician on the stun gun. A Nevada trooper has said Ryan Rich was uncooperative after suffering a seizure and causing a series of minor accidents on Interstate-15. [LINK]

"...uncooperative after suffering a seizure..."

Ah yeah, almost by definition.


The lawsuit claims Taser International falsely claims multiple discharges are no more harmful than a single discharge, and that the 26-watt jolt effects the nervous system, but "can not" effect the heart even when the chest is targeted.

Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges Taser International ignored medical or scientific research regarding the dangers of Tasers, and instead "devoted large sums of money to an intentional and false marketing campaign designed to mislead and deceive."



Frank said...

Hi Excited-delirium,

I hope 2010 brings the hammer down on TASER GUNS. There is never a reason that the police should ever be able to use electricity as a use of force. Thank you for posting a link to my page on yours...

Have a Happy New Year!


Excited-Delirium.com said...

"hammer down" is probably the wrong metaphor. I slowly (re)learning that the wheels of justice grind along very slowly. So it'll be more like a slow strangulation, than a quick death by an eight foot drop.

The good news is that They (the Them They with the capital T) will not stop at the Corporation. They will follow the trail back to all the real people involved. I have some faith that they'll eventually be forced to face the music.

But these things take time.

Happy New Year.

(I'm at a big party right now.)