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

Taser associated death at Denver Jail - those pesky witnesses

After Booker's death, a city official asked Wicks if he wanted to make a statement. "I'd just watched them kill a man and sweep it up. As long as I was (in) their custody, I couldn't take the risk," he says.

I'm struck by a moment when witnesses say it was obvious that Booker had no pulse, yet an officer started speaking to his limp body, telling him to stop resisting. "All of a sudden, the charade had started and they're pretending he's not dead," Wicks says.

After Booker's body was wheeled away with a towel over his face, the same officer insisted to the crowd that he had a faint pulse.
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Video tapes are being withheld. Note - the witnesses clearly understand that video tapes exist. Keep that in mind in case you wish to discount what they report seeing.

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