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.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Taser associated death: inconclusive findings

If someone is killed by a taser, the taser would leave few if any postmortem clues.

Everett, WA - The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s announced Monday afternoon that an autopsy had not revealed the cause of death of a Sultan man who was Tasered by sheriff’s deputies over the weekend in Gold Bar. A spokeswoman for the ME’s office said medical examiners had completed an examination on the body of 25-year old Adam Colliers who died Sept 4th at Valley General Hospital after being involved in a scuffle with county sheriff's deputies in which he was shocked with a Taser weapon. The spokeswoman said, “Cause and manner of death are pending further studies.

This is the same conclusion that a different medical examiner’s office reached recently in the death of a Spanaway man. On Tuesday of last week a man from Spanaway, WA died after police used a Taser weapon on him in a similar situation to that of Colliers in Gold Bar. The Medical Examiner’s office in that case has ruled cause of death for the 27-year old Spanaway man as “inconclusive” with more tests pending.

The 25-year old Colliers died suddenly after being shocked with a police Taser weapon in the early hours of Saturday morning. He simply stopped breathing according to officers making the arrest. Colliers was the 2nd young man in the region to die in one week after being Tasered in a confrontation with police. ...
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When these deaths occur in clumps, it's impossible to accept the insane explanations. The obvious truth about taser safety becomes obvious, even for the less sensitive observers.

Taser International is screwed.

No wonder the idiot Taser fan-boys and professional spokespuppets are keeping a lower profile since, oh, about May 2010. Never have so many been quite so exposed as being so completely in the wrong.

Tasers-R-safe ...my ass.

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