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.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Aussie police "very comfortable" with taser-associated death

Police say they are "very comfortable" with the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was stunned with a Taser stun gun during an arrest in Sydney's west overnight. ... The man lost consciousness as police arrested him, Bankstown police duty officer, Chief Inspector Glen Fitzgerald, said. He was pronounced dead in Liverpool Hospital a short time later. ...He would not say how many times the officer used his Taser on the man. Officers performed CPR on the man when he lost consciousness until the paramedics arrived. "At this point the police are very comfortable with the circumstances surrounding this incident." ...

I guess by "comfortable" he is referring to the report that the 20-year-old man was armed with two knives when he was killed.

But how comfortable is he with the previous claims that tasers could not cause or contribute to a death?

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