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 17, 2010

Taser company being sued over teen's death

Darryl Wayne Turner, 17, was tasered directly in the chest for 37 seconds, and died of cardiac arrest. The taser shock was implicated as a cause of death. See [LINK].

Taser International would claim that the taser has a statistically-huge 15-to-1 safety margin and therefore couldn't possibly have anything to do with the death. Too bad they're wrong. Now they're up to their neck in serious legal doo-doo.

At the above-linked webpage I noticed a box titled "Related Stories":
  • N.Y. man shot with Taser by deputy dies
  • Mental patient dies after Taser shock
  • Police: Officer on leave after Taser use
  • Deputy gets probation for drunken Tasering
  • Appeals court ruling curbs use of Tasers
  • Officer fired for misuse of Taser
  • Man Tasered by police dies
  • Mounties said too hasty in stun gun death
  • Arkansas police stun 10-year-old girl
  • Tennessee man dies after Taser arrest
  • Police Taser 19-year-old man, who dies
  • Man dies after being hit by police Taser

Geesh, this sort of press makes Genghis Khan and Hitler look like 'Public Relations' success stories.

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