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.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Taser use leads directly to man's death

50-year old Michael Ford, variously reported [LINK] as having a knife or perhaps not having a knife, was tasered, fell down, struck his head (and his pelvis, and his spleen [?]), and died of his injuries. Since gravity on this planet is a given, the only variables here are the taser use, the surface, and luck.

To be fair, at least Taser International does not deny this particular mode of taser death.

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