Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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

Taser QotW: "He attacked her with that taser."

...Stewart County Sheriff Larry Jones, who knows Wells, arrived at the scene just after the stun gun incident concluded. "When I arrived, Mrs. Janice Wells, 57, was screaming 'I didn't do anything, I didn't do anything.' She was seated in the car and she was screaming 'Larry help me, I hadn't done anything.'" On the dashcam tape, Wells can be heard yelling as the sheriff described. "When I saw the tape, I thought, 'This can't be true.' You don't do an aminal like this. One time, maybe (with the taser). If she was physically fighting back maybe, but she was just sitting there," Jones said. "He attacked her with that taser." ...

It helps that Mrs. Wells knows the Sheriff on a first name basis ("Larry").

Otherwise this attack would very likely have been brushed under the carpet, as probably happens most of the time...

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