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, July 29, 2010

Jermaine Williams - death attributed to taser

Bolivar, MS - Jermaine Williams, 30, killed on July 23.

Bolivar County Deputy Coroner J.O. Trice said he considered the death of Williams a homicide and attributed it solely to the TASER. "The cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia that was induced by the electrical tasing device (TASER)," he said on Saturday. "The young man was quite healthy for a 30-year-old fellow."

Toxicology test results are pending. Drugs may have played a role. There's been no mention of "excited delirium".

What's nice at this point is that, unlike even a couple of years ago, Taser International doesn't [corrected typo] have what it would take to be able to influence or change these findings. Their grip on coroners has slipped.

Findings like this are about to become a whole lot more common.

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