"Carl D’Andre Johnson... As a result of the Taser, police said, Johnson went into cardiac arrest and died." [LINK]
Taser International's propaganda police will be working overtime this weekend.
In 2007 five people died shortly after being Tasered in Maryland, raising safety concerns. However, medical examiners rarely if ever rule that a Taser is directly responsible for a person’s death. [ibid]
Perhaps they don't know what to look for.
It's worth noting that the Maryland Attorney General has concluded that Taser International has significantly understated the risks of taser use.
This latest tasered_and_died incident is yet another example of the taser's "Curious Temporal Asymmetry" (Google the phrase).
Baltimore County police say a pickup truck went off the road and into a highway sign on southbound Interstate 795 at about 9:10 p.m. Thursday. They say a Maryland state trooper arrived and found 48-year-old Carl D'Andre Johnson in his truck. Police say Johnson threatened and assaulted the trooper. County police officers then came and Johnson continued fighting with them. An officer fired a stun gun, but it had no effect on Johnson. He was struck a second time with a stun gun, and as officers went to handcuff him, they found he was unresponsive. [LINK]
Tasered twice and "unresponsive" (dead) within seconds.
Denials of taser-death causality ring hollow.
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