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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Patrick Johnson, 18, "accidentally" dies of "heart desease" in taser-death

Welcome to 1984-speak.

Mentally-Challenged Teen's Taser Death Ruled Accidental
The death of an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man who died in October after police Tasered him twice was ruled accidental by the city's Medical Examiner's office Monday. Patrick Johnson died from right ventricular cardiomyopathy -- a form of heart disease, city officials said. The shocks were a factor in the teen's death and could have kick started the heart condition but were only a factor -- not a cause of death -- for Johnson, authorities said. The official cause of death was accidental, according to the M.E. ... [LINK]

So the death was accidental.

And the cause of death was "heart desease".

And he died right after being tasered twice.

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Recommendation: Sue the city for 9-figures ($xxx Million). Seriously. This is so self evidently stupid that they're just begging for it.

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