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, November 5, 2010

Feds turn their attention to taser-torture of inmates

Franklin County jailers find themselves on the opposite side from the Feds in a lawsuit over their use of tasers and/or stun guns to electro-torture naked and restrained prisoners, and to punish inmates for routine rule violations.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jailers in a central Ohio county regularly use stun guns to "soften up" inmates who pose no threat and often use the guns on inmates who are disabled, pregnant or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the Justice Department said in a federal complaint. ... The government wants to join a lawsuit against Franklin County brought last summer by a legal rights group on behalf of four current and former inmates. ...[LINK]

Four inmates? Tip of the iceberg?

Imagine the total liability.

What bunch of walking brain-donors figured that electro-torture was "a good idea"?

Being ethically-challenged and morally-bankrupt can be very expensive.

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