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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Woman, 87, had Pellet Gun before Taser Death

The elderly woman recently killed by the taser who recently died of "heart disease" starting "immediately" coincident with the taser hit, didn't actually have a firearm, just a pellet gun. [LINK]

1 comment:

Rusty said...

Well, to be fair, lots of pellet guns look just like real guns.

But this raises an important issue: if police officers are going to to carry tasers, they should be trained to assume that they're as deadly as guns. Yes, it's sometimes (though very rarely) necessary for a police officer to use a firearm. Most cops aren't psychopaths, and don't WANT that day to ever come.

But they seem to be much more cavalier with tasers. Sure, tasers may have lower fatality rates than guns, but the fact that they can cause death should relegate them to "last resort" territory. I discuss my position in more detail in my blog: http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2010/07/15/dont-tase-me-bro-seriously-i-might-die/