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, February 5, 2011

Taser torture and death in American prisons

Lawsuit:
Charles Toll, was killed by a "cell extraction team" who dragged him out of his cell at the Riverbend Maximum Security prison [Nashville, Tennessee] ... "The Cell Extraction Team Defendants sadistically and maliciously pressed a Taser shield on Charles Toll's back for more than ten minutes while several members sat on the Taser shield, electrocuting and suffocating him." ... [LINK]
Charming...


And in other news...
A central Ohio county agreed Friday to dramatically reduce its use of stun guns following a lawsuit that alleged jailers regularly use them on inmates who pose no threat, including some who are disabled, pregnant or under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The proposed settlement with the Justice Department also requires Franklin County to stop using stun guns in almost all cases on inmates who are handcuffed or otherwise restrained. A lawsuit and Justice Department complaint had also alleged jailers use the guns to shock naked and restrained prisoners and to punish inmates for routine rule violations. ... [LINK]
Ah, that's nice. A 'settlement'.

We promise not to electro-torture prisoners quite as often.

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