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, July 2, 2010

CHP tasers 7-month pregnant woman

Tanisha Black, seven months pregnant, stopped by CHP because she was allegedly using a cell phone while driving [OMG!]. One thing leads to another, and the CHP officer shoots her with a taser... ...because he felt "threatened". {ROLLS~EYES}

CBS5 - So, why would the Highway Patrol even allow officers to use Tasers on pregnant women? CBS 5 Investigates found the answer is, they do not. The CHP's own guidelines clearly state Tasers "should not be used against…women who appear to be pregnant." [LINK]

Crazy. Considering the risks associated with taser use, those risks include risk of death, this incident shows that far too many police officers lack the judgment skills to be trusted with such "policing tools" (sic).

In this case, file a federal civil rights lawsuit for excessive force. High-end six figures.

Especially considering the basic standards recently set by the 9th. [LINK] Slam dunk. Don't settle for a small amount. Make it hurt financially. California has lots of money LOL.

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