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, April 19, 2009

Fort Worth taser-associated death

24-year-old Michael Jacobs Jr. died on Saturday after being subdued by Fort Worth police with a taser... Charlotte Jacobs, Michael’s mother, says that her son was writhing on the ground and foaming at the mouth while he was being stunned... [about 10:30am] He was handcuffed but began to have difficulty breathing, police said. He was taken to JPS, where he was pronounced dead about noon. [LINK] [LINK]

A very familiar pattern: Tasered. Major reaction. Dead.

Taser International claims and maintains that there is no connection from the taser deployment to the subsequent death. These claims are, in the view of many, hanging by a thread...

There are other theories perhaps useful to plaintiffs:
Risk of VF with defective and non-defective X26 tasers [LINK]
Postmortem detection of VF [LINK]

Taser International has been sued at least three times in Tarrant County for wrongful deaths. In two of those deaths, Medical Examiner Dr. Nizam Peerwani has said he could not rule out the weapon as a contributing factor. ... [LINK]

Three times in one county? Aren't there about 3000 counties in the USA? Geesh.

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