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.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tasering deaf old man for 'not listening'

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (March 13, 2009) - Family members were demanding answers Friday after officers killed a dog and then used a taser to subdue the dog’s elderly owner for refusing to obey a command to stop, only to learn afterward that the man was deaf and likely didn’t hear the order. ...

Read more at Nateo's It All Goes Here blog [LINK]

Nateo makes all the points:
1) The morons tasered an elderly man
2) He was walking away (zero threat)
3) He was deaf (which is why he didn't obey)

So the incident is stupid, immoral, evil, and disgusting - and on three levels at once.

How does this sort of evil (yet typical) incident fit into the claim that tasers save lives?

Well, the good news is that the elderly man probably took the taser hit in the same way that the police typically receive it during their so-called training - in the back (I assume, since he reportedly turned to walk away...).

They used a Taser to subdue the elderly man, who reacted angrily to the dog’s death, after the man ignored an order to stop and turned to go back into his house. They learned afterward the man was deaf.

Which is probably one contributing factor as to why the old man is not coincidentally dead.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What about this:

The fourth time, when the dog . . . charged the two officers’ patrol cars, the deputy constable fired.

The dog attacked patrol cars? Were the cops in the cars at the time?