Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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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 19, 2010

Using a taser on an 85-year-old veteran - who's next?

Last month, a Waupaca County Sheriff's deputy used a taser on 85-year-old Edward Brunner, a World War II veteran who has dementia. ... A witness said, "This gentleman was walking very slowly, very stiff. He's an 85 year old man. What is he going to do to an officer, a young officer? It was totally appalling. Very appalling. ...I had to fight back tears because this man was abused." ... [LINK]

There is no possible excuse. None. Simply appalling.


Since this incident, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has been working with the Alzheimer's Association and the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department to schedule joint training sessions "specific to handling challenging situations involving people with dementia."

In other words - corrective action.

Because tasering the elderly is stupid and evil.

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