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.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Warren, Michigan settles taser abuse case for a reported $300,000

It might be less expensive to be, ah, less stupid.
...The dashcam video, captured Sept. 2 [2007] outside an East Market Street bar shows Patrolman Richard Kovach using a taser multiple times on Heidi Gill, twice while she was in handcuffs. The last jolt caused her to fall to the pavement where she was knocked unconscious. Before that, Gill is seen on the tape trying to kick out the rear window of the cruiser [a.k.a. 'drunk'?]. ... Kovach was given a 60-day unpaid suspension for his actions involving Gill and the arrest.

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