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 8, 2010

South Bend, Indiana paying $150,000 for taser+dog arrest of child

The city of South Bend has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed in relation to a March 2005 incident where three police officers (allegedly) used excessive force on a 14-year-old boy. The officers (alledgedly) unnecessarily shocked the boy with a stun gun and (allegedly) let a police dog bite him.

The city (allegedly) did not admit wrong-doing.

(No admission: $100,000 :=> $150,000 ?!?)

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