Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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, January 17, 2008

Minnesotan shot with Taser dies

FRIDLEY, Minn., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Minnesota man [who was in his 20s], who police say became uncooperative died after state troopers shot him with a Taser. ... He was pronounced dead... Five state troopers who were at the scene have been placed on routine administrative leave...

Link= UPI News

Key points:
1) Young man (therefore likely to have been reasonably healthy)
2) No mention of drugs
3) Victim was being "uncooperative" (no mention of being a threat)
4) FIVE troopers can't control one young man?

Although it is risky to jump to conclusions, there's enough data points to indicate that there's a problem. It's obvious even with common sense.

Update: Autopsy results are 'inconclusive'.

Well let's review.
1) Tasered
2) Heart stops
3) Dead

Think think think...
What could it be?
What could it be?
Think think think...

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