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.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Taser International's 'offensive and abusive' petition goes to court Monday

Serial litigant and manufacturer of stunguns that are more dangerous than they'll admit, Taser International, heads to court in BC on Monday in an amazingly bald-faced attempt to subvert the conclusion of the Braidwood Inquiry.

Canadian Press - ...The BC government will ask the court to toss the weapon manufacturer's legal challenge of the findings from Braidwood's report from the first phase of a public inquiry prompted by the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport. The 550-page report released last year found that a jolt from a taser could be fatal, and the weapons' use should be restricted. Arizona-based Taser, which has a long history of litigation against any suggestion the stun guns are unsafe [even though they are unsafe, especially (it appears) the X26], responded with a blistering legal challenge alleging bias on the part of Braidwood, the inquiry's lead lawyer and a medical expert involved with the proceedings. The province has now filed its own equally biting reply, calling Taser's petition "offensive and abusive." ...

Taser International's lawyer, David Neave, would be well-advised to arrange some soft mattresses and pads in front of the courthouse steps.

My guess is '25 to 30 feet' (*).

(* How far he'll fly when tossed out of court..)

2 comments:

JC said...

Can you add a link for this?

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Canadian Press stories are hosted on Google and the links are (in my view) a bit suspicious. But the same story is repeated all over the on-line media.

Here are two:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/90726024.html

http://www.theprovince.com/lawyer+scoffs+Taser+firm+injunction/2877157/story.html