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, July 18, 2010

Marvin Booker tasered, last words, "I can't breathe..."

A fifth deputy put Booker in a headlock just as the female deputy began shocking him with a Taser with encouragement from one of the deputies, who kept repeating, "Probe his ---," Maten said. He could hear the Taser crackle repeatedly. Booker said, "'I can't breath...," Yedo heard. Then, Booker went limp.
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He never moved again.

Tasered. Can't breathe. Dead. A very familiar pattern.

To be fair, the news report also mentions "headlock". It's either the taser, or the headlock, or a fairy tale of coincidental death from unrelated pre-existing conditions.

2 comments:

Billy said...

Yeah, but, he was just an inmate. Good people don't end up in jail, and anyone in jail -especially for drug paraphenalia - deserves to be electrocuted to death, right?

Excited-Delirium.com said...

They'll probably choose option 3, the fairy tale about how he was coincidentally dying all by himself at that exact moment.