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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Taser use on 10-year-old child ends one career, damages another



Martinsville, IN - Martinsville police officials want one of the officers involved in a controversial incident in which a stun gun was administered on a 10-year-old boy off the job. Mayor Phil Deckard said Tuesday that top brass want Capt. William Jennings [LEFT], a 36-year veteran of the force, to be dismissed or retire. Officials would like the other officer involved, Darren Johnson [RIGHT], to receive a 30-day unpaid suspension and be placed on probation with the department for a year. [LINK]

Gee. Taser International said that tasers could be used on children. Wanna bet?

UPDATE 1 (1 July 2010) - Reports indicate that one officer has asked to resign.

UPDATE 2 (6 July 2010) - One has resigned. Other has been suspended. [LINK]

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