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, April 4, 2009

What killed Darryl Wayne Turner?

Cause of Death: Acute ventricular dysrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation

...Taser was deployed striking the decedent in the chest area...

The cause of death in this case is acute ventricular dysrhythmia, specifically ventricular fibrillation, which further deteriorated to asystole from which the decedent could not be resusitated. This lethal disturbance in the heart rhythm was precipitated by the agitated state and associated stress as well as the use of the conducted energy weapon (Taser) designed for incapacitation through electro-muscular disruption. Physiology predisposing to arrythmogenesis can not be evaluated on postmortem examination, but is expected based on the circumstances surrounding the death.

Center for Investigative Reporting.org - CharlotteAutopsy.pdf [LINK]

Causes of VF leading to Mr. Turner's death:
1) ...agitated state and associated stress [a fricken argument]
2) ...use of the conducted energy weapon (Taser)

17-year old. Basically healthy. No drugs. Having an argument. Tasered in the chest. Immediate ventricular fibrillation. Followed by death.

Common sense time: Do healthy 17-year people fall over dead because of an argument?

Does Taser International and their outspoken loud mouth and hubris-carrying spokespuppets have any comment? Or are they all out of ideas and are going all-silent on us?

Google: Your search - Darryl Turner site:www.taser.com - did not match any documents.

Police leadership and political decision-makers must be honest with themselves.

What killed Darryl Wayne Turner? Duh!

And then take the next step: What does this obvious conclusion indicate about the state of the 'science' behind Taser's claims of inherent and essentially-perfect safety?

Use your head. Whatever small
islands of expert knowledge these carriers of corporate hubris might occupy, I can assure you that their shoreline (and vast oceans) of ignorance is larger still. Medical science is still very far from being a completely-solved puzzle. How many medical researchers are still gainfully employed? Cancer cured yet?

Put simply: There's Much They Don't Know.

And those arseholes that put on pretensions of being unassailable experts are very dangerous. Even if they come in packs. Especially if they come in packs. They Don't Know.

If you don't mind foul language and need a break, then look up comic Lewis Black's rant about 'Milk and Water' [LINK] (language warning). In between the cursing and ranting, he makes a very good point that medical science keeps changing their minds - because They Don't Know.

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