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 26, 2009

Tasered six times, died 'partly as the result'

#204 - July 9, 2006: Nickolos Cyrus, 29, Mukwonago, Wisconsin

24 April 2009 - A federal judge has thrown out a civil rights suit filed by the family of a 29-year-old man who died after police officers in Waukesha County repeatedly fired a Taser at him. ... Cyrus died in July 2006 after the police officers fired a Taser at him six times while placing him under arrest. The Waukesha County medical examiner later ruled that he died from cardiorespiratory failure, partly as the result of the multiple electronic shocks. ... [LINK]

I'm guessing that you won't see any proud press releases about this judgment. Taser International wouldn't want to draw attention to the medical examiner's reported finding that the taser shocks were PARTLY TO BLAME for the death

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