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 12, 2010

Eugene police Civilian Review Board a toothless tiger

Eugene, OR - The controversial case in which a non-English speaking University of Oregon student was tasered by a Eugene Police officer will remain closed for good. In September, an officer used a taser on a college student mistaken for a trespasser in the student's [very own] home. The City Attorney found the Civilian Review Board does not have the authority to force the Police Chief Pete Kerns to re-open the alleged misconduct case... [LINK]

In general, City Attorneys and similar are far too friendly with their local police. It's typically one of the many impenetrable lines of defense surrounding police and protecting them (sic) from anything resembling true accountability.

It's a form of evil that is actually very serious and works against the greater good of society.

In an ideal world - cases like this would result in the Feds stepping in and investigating to make sure that everything is on the level. And if they happened to discover that a local City Attorney was working to pervert the course of justice, then they'd prosecute him.. ...too.

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