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.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"purely to inflict wanton, unnecessary and excessive force, pain and injury"

The lawsuit alleges: ...Jan. 13, 2008 incident that started in the marsh off Savannah Road near Fisherman’s Wharf. Tylecki, while waiting for his mother to pick him up, was confronted by Lewes Police Department Cpl. James Azato and Delaware State Police Cpl. Matthew Blakeman. The officers violently threw Tylecki to the ground and pushed his head and face into the asphalt. "This was done without giving plaintiff [Tylecki] any request that he get down to the ground, and plaintiff in no way resisted being taken into custody." Tylecki was handcuffed behind his back and his legs were shackled. As a result of facial lacerations, injuries to his teeth and a nasal fracture, Tylecki was taken in a police cruiser to Beebe Medical Center. At some point while he was in an examining room, Azato told Tylecki he wanted a blood draw, and Tylecki said he would not consent to one. "At this point, upon hearing of the plaintiff’s refusal to allow defendant Azato to take his blood, plaintiff, while still handcuffed and legs shackled, was subject to multiple Taser shocks from Azato, who was using a conducted energy weapon manufactured, designed and sold by defendant Taser International Inc. The use of the Taser stun gun device by Azato was not done for any legitimate law enforcement purpose but was done purely to inflict wanton, unnecessary and excessive force, pain and injury." [LINK]

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