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 22, 2010

Taser International lawyer Jerry Glas tips up at Taser-Death trial of Scott Nugent

Lawyer Jerry Glas, often described as "legal counsel for TASER International" [LINK], is now described as attorney for Mr. Nugent. [LINK]

See also [LINK] where he's described as a lawyer for Taser International even in the context of this trial.

It's most likely [speculation alert] that Taser International has offered to help Nugent with his defense (perhaps that whole Taser-Death conclusion has them running scared).

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Here's a report [LINK] from April 2009 when Mr. Glas was teamed up with a flock of Taser International seagulls that flew into Cade, Louisiana to explain, apparently with straight faces, just how perfectly safe tasers really are.

The seagulls included:

Dr. Jeffrey Ho, a well-known apologist for Taser International, whose "expert" testimony at the Braidwood Inquiry was rejected as being "an insult to the intelligence" (that's bad).

Dr. James Cairns, reportedly an uncritical fan of tasers and apparently a good 'friend' of Taser International, former deputy chief coroner for the province of Ontario, Canada. As mentioned here [LINK], he admitted to accepting 'travel expenses' from Taser International to assist them in promoting 'excited delirium' for their own purposes. Cairns also admitted that he shielded another disgraced coroner named Charles Smith who was utterly incompetent and whose "expert" testimony over the years has destroyed the lives of innocents.

What a bunch...

And their bought-and-paid-for assurances that tasers-R-safe sure look foolish now that even Taser International has been caught finally wiggling [LINK] over the line and admitting that tasers actually ARE capable of affecting the heart, and that this warning is associated with a risk of death. [LINK]

Scott Nugent tasered Mr. Pikes repeatedly and delivered one taser hit directly into Mr. Pikes' chest. Mr. Pikes never moved again.

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