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.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Gray's death caused by 'method of restraint' (taser)

The Gazette (5 June 2008) - ...The medical examiner said the cause of Gray’s death was a combination of the method of restraint, in this case the Taser, alcohol intoxication, and Gray’s unique anatomical makeup. ... Gray was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he died nearly two hours later. [LINK]

I've already discussed "alcohol intoxication" in the previous post. [LINK]

"Unique anatomical makeup"... See [LINK]

So Gray's death has been attributed (in part) to the method of restraint, in this case the taser.

Wow. I thought that Taser told us such taser-death cause-effects were impossible.

And Gray died nearly two hours later.

Wow. I thought that Taser told use that all taser-deaths should be instantaneous.

How is the defense approaching this case?

Some of the issues Karp said he plans to seek dismissal of are the claims against "Frederick County," since it is not an entity, the "negligent⁄intentional infliction of emotional distress" claims for $5 million, as "there is no such thing under Maryland law," and that the sheriff, while assigned to the county, is a state entity. [LINK]

Wriggle wriggle wriggle wriggle...

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