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.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mentally-challenged teen tasered, dead

Keep your eye on the main question. Don't be distracted by the separate question about the lawfulness or morality of the killing. Those are important questions, but the real controversy in these sorts of tragic incidents is the following:

What killed Patrick Johnson?

He was alive, then he was tasered, then he was dead. The news reports [LINK] don't provide much detail about the exact time line.

One simple explanation is that tasers are not as inherently safe as has been claimed.

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