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.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

The 800lb gorilla sitting quietly in the corner of the room...

RCMP apology and statement to Zofia Cisowski ([LINK] PDF)

"...and an increased emphasis on the risks associated with CEWs [tasers]."

What? The manufacturer failed to highlight those risks?

What? The manufacturer significantly understated the risks? [LINK]

I'm very satisfied that Zofia Cisowski and the RCMP have reached an agreement and settlement. And the apology is not bad either...


But the larger issue isn't settled.

Taser International still needs to be taken out back behind the shed and given a good beating... (legally speaking).

This entire issue stems from their false claims of safety.

And the divergent views should preclude any further procurement.

2 comments:

tater tot said...

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is anyway to verify taser burns on a victim in the event that there are no witness and the victim has no memory due to brain injuries.

If anyone has or knows where I could locate good pictures that would be helpful also. Actually any input you have would be appreciated.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

That sort of determination is worthless unless opined by a qualified medical professional. The lawyers for the plaintiff would then combine that with a flurry of subpoenas to match the evidence to the taser data.

Google 'taser burns' under Google Images. Most such burns are from the so-called Drive Stun torture mode.

The darts, if they make good contact leave little holes. But the scars might be difficult to find.

Good luck. Contact by e-mail if you wish. See RH column.