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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Taser - the gift that keeps on giving

The Daily Journal (21 Jan 2010) - A third lawsuit, filed Wednesday in connection with a police officer using a Taser gun on students, alleges the officer shocked three other students as far back as March 2009, while being supervised by the school's principal. "This case will show that, contrary to the school's statement, these tasings have been an ongoing problem," said James R. Rowe, the attorney representing the parents of the alleged victims Monday. And the lawsuit, seeking $33 million in damages, also foreshadows more legal issues as it alleges that school resource officer Lonnie Netzel -- the same officer named in the two lawsuits filed last week -- used a Taser gun on students suffering from traumatic brain injuries at Kankakee Junior High School. [LINK]

Previous related posts:

Policy insufficient to overcome fun-filled taser "training"All the rules in the world are inadequate when put up against a corporate program of departmental infiltration and a so-called taser "training" program that obviously is leaving the wrong impression that tasers are fun-filled toys.

Tasers are essentially unique "tool"

Taser Use Policy countermanded by marketing

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