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, June 20, 2010

$300,000+ (!) judgment for unjustifiable taser use

Well into 6-figures for a simple unjustifiable taser hit.

...Off-duty Merced County sheriff's deputy Domingo Leyro ... was tasered in 2007 by [stupid] Chowchilla police officers... [LINK]


Memo to almost all police agencies:

Your Taser Use Policy is obviously defective. Remember? That's the policy document that you basically cut-and-paste from the draft version provided by the helpful and friendly stun-gun salesman? Burn it and start again. Google "Braidwood".

Also, your Taser Training is also obviously defective. Hey, judging by results.

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