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.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Malaika Brooks case to be reexamined by 9th 'en banc'

Malaika Brooks refused to sign a traffic ticket. This is not an arrestable offense in Washington state. The attending officers, apparently unfamiliar with the law, decided to illegally arrest Ms. Brooks. She lawfully resisted the illegal arrest. The attending officers, apparently unfamiliar with basic common sense, then applied painful electric shocks to Ms. Brooks three times leaving permanent scars.

(I guess they didn't have a 230v generator, booster cables and a pair of damp sponges on hand, so they used a taser instead. Geesh, the damp sponges at least wouldn't have left scars...)

A three-judge panel had erroneously concluded that electric shock torture of pregnant women being illegally arrested was acceptable. One of the judges dissented and noted the the decision of the other two was "off-the-wall".

The case now goes back to a larger panel to reexamine the question of: Is Taser International's "Electro-Torture America" (TM) program compatible with the fundamental rights of Americans?

See [LINK].

Gee...I wonder what a correct decision would look like?


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