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.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Am I reading this right?

Javon Rakestrau, 28, was tasered_and_died "moments later" on October 4, 2010. [LINK]

The taser is used the entire time he fails to comply with the deputy's orders to put his hands behind his back.

I've not seen the video; I'm just reading the above words.

So assuming that we have a case where the taser is actually effective, is the subject really expected to place his arms behind his back while being tasered?

If this is actually what happened, then there may be good reason for a massive lawsuit.

It would be the "Moth+Light" taser-till-dead deployment model. See [LINK].

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