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.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ontario man tasered_and_died

Update: Aron Firman

There was an interaction between the man and officers, and a Conducted Energy Weapon was used. The man became unresponsive, and was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
[via TNT]

Based on the news reports, the extremely close temporal alignment makes it obvious (in my opinion) that the taser had an immediate and lethal effect.

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