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.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A shattered Chief Deputy Jason Frederick is clear-cut evidence to support soft-tissue injuries

Billings, MT - Chief Deputy Jason Frederick is recovering from surgery after suffering broken arms and other injuries during a taser training session. ...lengthwise fractures in the humerus bones in his upper arms, fractures in his shoulder sockets and dislocated shoulders. Frederick was hospitalized for five days (6-11 May) and underwent surgery. Taser International spokespuppet Steve Tuttle said that he had never heard of injuries like those (sic). [LINK]

If this sort of bone-shattering injury can occur during taser training, then obviously soft-tissue injuries are not as far-fetched as Taser International might try to claim when defending themselves from lawsuits brought by injured trainees.

This incident should be useful for plaintiffs' lawyers dealing with soft-tissue injuries during taser training.

Prediction: Any lawsuit arising from this particular incident will be "dismissed with prejudice" (with Taser International trumpeting it as yet-another legal victory), and then Chief will quietly cash the six-figure settlement check.

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