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.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Who will be the 500th Taser "associated" death?

See The List [LINK] on the Truth ... Not Tasers blog.

The count is presently 497. With the taser associated death rate recently running at about six per month, the listed death toll will hit 500 soon, probably within the next week or two.

A typical taser associated death victim is unarmed, is typically not in a situation where lethal force could be justified, will immediately react (medically) to the taser hit, may complain about "difficulty breathing", will become unresponsive followed by death.

If drugs are involved, then the dose will typically be 'normal' (not a fatal overdose).

The final characteristic is that the coroner will ignore the time axis and will attribute the death to anything except the massive electric shock that was applied in the final minute of the victim's life.

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