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.

Monday, February 8, 2010

20-year-old man tasered, heart stopped

GREENDALE - A police detective tased a man in Southridge Mall Saturday. The 20-year-old man fell to the floor and was unresponsive. Nurses assisted with CPR and Southridge Mall provided a "paddle device" to try to resuscitate the man until rescue personal arrived. "Everybody was watching and waiting to see if he was coming back (alive) or not," worker Claire Mitchell told TODAY'S TMJ4 HD exclusively. ...the officer "feared for her safety," and deployed the Taser. That's when the man dropped to the ground. "He kind of lost consciousness, his heart stopped and they were doing CPR on him," Mitchell said. "It took about 15 minutes to bring him back to life." ... [LINK]

According to Taser International, this tasered-and-heart-stopped incident must be a pure coincidence.

They would claim that there's no cause-and-effect relationship.

[Thanks CM.]

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