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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Another Taser 'Motion to Dismiss' shot down in flames...

So, do you own any TASR stock? Life's just one IQ test after another, isn't it... LOL.

From here [LINK].

Ryan Wilson's Family Will Get It's Day in Court

Today (30 March 2010), a Federal District Court Judge denied a Motion for Summary Judgment filed in Wilson v. Taser International et al... [Case No. 07-cv-01844-PAB-KLM] 

From Daily Camera [LINK]

A wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of a Boulder man who died after a Lafayette police officer shot him with a stun gun can move ahead to trial after a federal judge rejected Taser International's request to throw out the case.

Ryan Wilson, 22, died Aug. 4, 2006, after being stunned by a Taser while running from Lafayette police, who were investigating a report of marijuana plants growing in the area. The Boulder County Coroner's Office ruled that Wilson died of an irregular heartbeat caused by a combination of the exertion from running, the Taser shock and a heart condition present since birth.

The stun-gun company denied the Taser caused his death. It argued that there's no proof the Taser properly connected to Wilson in the first place, while also arguing that the device worked appropriately by immediately incapacitating him.

U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer, in a written order filed Tuesday, accused the company of trying to "have its cake and eat it too."

"The court is satisfied that a jury, relying upon the evidence of what occurred upon the discharge of the Taser and the expert testimony .., could conclude that the Taser contributed to Mr. Wilson's death," he wrote.


Comment on Daily Camera from roark4:

"... the ignorance of these Taser International folks is absolutely mind-boggling. Of the countless cases I've read about in which someone was shot dead by a Taser, the company has yet to admit its product played any part whatsoever in the deaths. It seems like a common denominator to me. ..."

The rest of his comment deteriorates into the better than a gun fallacy, but the part quoted above is a good reaction.

 Another (previous news) about another case where Taser International's stale old legal tricks are failing them. [LINK][LINK]

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