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, March 9, 2011

Helping (?) Antonio Galeano, 39

June 2009 - Townsville, Queensland, Australia - Antonio Galeano, 39, was having mental health issues.

[Police] arrived to find Mr Galeano leaning out of the bathroom window and chanting incoherently. [Police then] deployed the Taser from outside the window after Mr Galeano failed to respond to orders "to get down". [LINK]

Incoherent. Failed to respond. Tasered.

In other words: In a mental health episode, tasered.

The "incoherent" and "failed to respond" are redundant.

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After that didn't have any beneficial effect, the police tasered Mr. Galeano over and over and over and over again. They readily admit five times. The records indicate 28 times.

Either their memory is poor, or the taser is a poorly designed piece of crap that provides unreliable records.

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Mr. Galeano was dead within minutes.

Taser International admits that there is a risk of death with each taser deployment. They clearly admit this in their recent legal warnings (1 May 2010).

Imagine how much more likely death must be when the subject is tasered over and over and over and over again.

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