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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Haake taser-associated death settlement $350,000

Previous related post [LINK].

$350 Thousand Settlement In Taser Death - New details in the case of a Topeka Goodyear worker who died after being tased by Sheriff's deputies in March 2008. [LINK]

In short - Mr. Haake was in medical distress, but refusing treatment. He was tasered (?!), handcuffed face-down, and died. Reportedly the Shawnee County Coroner's Office had determined that "The cause of death is of cardiac nature...", but also [somehow] concluded that it wasn't the taser's fault. Taser International was dropped from the lawsuit last year.

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