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, July 6, 2010

Neave: Taser International ill-prepared for Braidwood

File under: WTF?

Vancouver (Canadian Press) - ... During arguments in B.C. Supreme Court, Judge Robert Sewell asked Taser's lawyer David Neave why the company's presence at the hearings in 2008 wasn't enough. ... Neave responded by saying the company still had no reason to believe Braidwood would reach the conclusions he did, leaving Taser with no opportunity to properly respond. ... [LINK]

You may have to read that a couple more times to get it.

He's saying they didn't anticipate Braidwood's conclusions about taser safety claims... ...and so they failed to prepare an adequate defense.

Word of the day: "Disingenuous"

I'm no lawyer, but that "Lack-of-Defense" defense is not something that is typically accepted.

And it'd be shocking if Neave doesn't know that...

So I'm suspicious that they're laying the ground work for a sobbing "We had NO idea tasers can sometimes kill" strategic defense to the larger issue of liability.

Crazy times...

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