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, September 12, 2010

Dallas, Texas - man tasered, medical emergency, "died"

UPDATE: Freddie Lee Lockett, 30. [LINK]
UPDATE2: Drugs, "excited delirium", getting weird... [LINK]

Few details are being released.

[via TNT] [LINK] [LINK]

The man was a suspect because "he matched the description" of someone involved in an alleged robbery.

Perhaps trying to escape, or perhaps just fearing the police, he ran away.

Now he's dead.

The police did not intend to kill him.

But he's dead.

Taser International (quietly) updated their legal warnings in May 2010. This led Palo Alto to restrict use of tasers to actual violent situations (as opposed to suspects running away).

Obviously Dallas is using stale policy.

Call in the lawyers. Dallas can start looking for their checkbook.

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