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, August 10, 2008

Well, here's one counter example...

Female officer, Debra Indovina... shot Mr. Thomas with her Taser. Prongs lodged in his buttocks and back. She shocked him three times. He died later. [LINK]

Was the victim/subject also tasered in the chest too?

Some witness report police brutality. Other witness didn't report seeing any such brutality (but the those reports seem to indicate that they arrived a bit later and perhaps missed the early action).

Based on other information I've seen, this incident is going to be a mess to straighten out.


zonga said...

Only when the BLUE WALL OF SILENCE comes down will the truth be known.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the effect of ubiquitous cellphone videos are going to do in the long run?

We're at the point where people tend to forget that such videos probably exists.

And we're just transitioning into the stage where the first response is official silence until the videos surface or not.

Next step will be that clever witnesses will keep their video to themselves until the last possible moment (after the official attempted cover-up is cast in stone).

People of the UK should be happy that their cities are wall-to-wall CCTV. It'll keep taser abuse to a minimum.