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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peter McFarland wins $1.9M taser settlement from Marin County

Yee haw! That'll learn 'em.

What I really love about this settlement is that the county self-insures for the first $1M, and the other $900k comes from their insurance company. That's just about perfect. Share the pain in a way that should capture the attention of all concerned.

A news report: [LINK]

The county claims to have already tightened-up Taser Use Policy and cut their use by "64%".

If they honestly believe that a mere 64% reduction is sufficient to avoid overuse and misuse of tasers, then they're "Moron County". They'll pay out again sooner or later; mark my words.

The correct reduction ratio is more like 95%.

2 comments:

cow said...

It is good that he actually won the case and got a settlement, but the fact remains that a large majority of people who fall victims to police brutality are not lucky enough to have video evidence as seen in this case, and more than often end up spending time in jail just to be released later, without any sort of settlement. Also, the money he received was our tax dollars. We pay the government money to protect us, they use the money to outfit fancy thugs with guns and cars who in turn abuse us, only to pay us with the money we thought was being used to protect us.

Despicably pathetic.

Sadly, as more and more Americans' views are changing in regards to police officers, the few good officers we have left we are going to be targeted in a negative light, simply because the asshole cops made such a shitty name for themselves.

This country needs a makeover. Now. Before some individuals become angry enough to "give the police a taste of their own medicine".

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Watch 'Gandhi' the movie.