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.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Taser International's legal woes to continue...

Winnipeg, MB - The family of a Winnipeg teen, Michael Brian Langan, 17, who died in July 2008 after police stunned him twice with a taser plans to sue the weapon-maker after an autopsy linked his death to the weapon. [LINK]

The suit should seek a relatively large amount of money so that death-by-taser judgments and settlements do not simply become the cost of doing [evil] business. Taser International is a $400M company. Any judgment or settlement in the high 7-figure range would take a large chunk out of their market value (there's a good multiplying leverage, about ten-to-one, from the judgment value to the resultant affect on their company valuation).

Also - non-disclosure agreements are worth potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to them (a guess). Make them pay something close to fair market value, even ten cents on the dollar, for any such agreements.

I'm sorry that it is all about the money. It's not me, it's them. Appeals to improve their corporate behavior based on ethical or moral arguments haven't had any effect. Attempts to apply logic and common sense are smothered by their deception. The only language they understand is money. Sue them into oblivion.

And then, later, someone needs to go after the personal fortunes of those involved.

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