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.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Collier sheriff settles another Taser lawsuit for $95,000

Sigh, it's like an on-going IQ test...

COLLIER COUNTY - A 48-year-old North Naples man tasered while handcuffed in a jail cell after an unlawful arrest in 2005 settled his federal lawsuit against Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and four deputies for $95,000.

The settlement came a day after the agency’s attorney agreed to a $50,000 settlement in another taser case involving a teen who died, which deputies blamed on a drug overdose. ... [LINK]

Let's review some key points from the taser sales pitch:
  • Tasers save money.
  • Tasers are effective.
  • Tasers are safe.

There's a sucker born every minute. LOL.

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