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.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Beaten and tasered to death

San Jose, CA - Daniel Miller and Edward Sample, who used a baseball bat to beat up Jorge Trujillo in downtown San Jose (on 25 January 2006) are guilty of murder, a prosecutor alleged, even though the disoriented victim didn't die until after police subdued him during a violent run-in hours later with a baton and multiple Taser shots.

Dr. Christopher Happy, a Santa Clara County medical examiner at the time, ruled that it was likely Mr. Trujillo would have died from injuries he suffered before the Taser shots. But he also concluded that being zapped 21 times with stun guns (about 90 minutes after that beating) contributed to his death. ...[LINK]

1 comment:

two to go said...

and yet this information will not be presented (the number of taser hits) at the trial. The victim was also hit with batons when police were called because he was wielding a garden hoe and uncooperative. He was also trying to break into cars. There is a reason the SJ police have caused so many taser deaths in the last few years!! This case's prosecution smacks of politics and protecting SJ cops from liability