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.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Johannes Mehserle gets two years

BBC News
A white ex-police officer has been sentenced to the minimum possible jail term of two years for shooting dead an unarmed black man in California. Johannes Mehserle was convicted in July of involuntary manslaughter in what was seen as one of the most racially divisive US trials in recent years. ... [LINK]

The taser angle to this story is that Mehserle claimed that he intended to give Oscar Grant an unjustifiable taser-torture session [he didn't use those exact words...] and that he mistook his gun for a taser.

If you think about it for a while, this excuse opens up many disturbing questions about tasers and their place in society (as an instrument of torture).

Although the punishment doesn't fit the crime, his life is still well and truly shattered.

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