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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Traffic incident escalates via ineffective taser to deadly shooting

A Sandusky Police Department patrol officer fatally shot and killed Kent Kramer, 30. The officer first discharged the taser, but it had no effect. The officer then resorted to using their gun, killing Kramer. ... [LINK] [LINK]

A police spokesman explained that the taser was probably ineffective due to Mr. Kramer's "heavy coat".

No word if this explanation will lead officers in cold climates to consider first trying other approaches before relying (life and death) on the randomly-ineffective taser.

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