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 15, 2010

Officer uses taser, is charged with "Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon"

An arbitrary line in the dirt makes all the difference.

...The brawl ended when one cop used his department-issued Taser to subdue the other. Joshua Wallar, who is a patrolman in neighboring New Hampshire, intervened in a domestic dispute between Massachusetts cop Daron Fraser and his pregnant girlfriend. As Fraser tried to drive away from the scene of the argument, Wallar apparently stopped his car, opened the door and shot the Taser at his chest. Waller was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon because, as authorities pointed out, he is not authorized to use the Taser in Massachusetts. "He is not a police officer in Massachusetts," Haverhill Deputy Police Chief Donald Thompson told the Eagle Tribune. "He's a civilian."
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Note: "Dangerous Weapon"

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