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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hey! Hey - pssst! "Did he come after you?"

The Salt Lake Tribune - Moments after a Hurricane police officer twice deployed a Taser on Brian Cardall on the side of a southern Utah highway earlier this month, other officers at the scene apparently conferred about how they could make the officer's actions appear justified. [LINK]

"Did he come after you?" an officer whispered at Hurricane police Officer Ken Thompson, who shot Cardall twice with a Taser, once when Cardall was already incapacitated and laying on the ground.

"Huh?" Thompson replies.

"He went right at you?" another officer asks Thompson again, later.

"Yeah," Thompson replies, flatly.

This isn't going to look (sound) good in court.

Sometimes I think that there could be a 24-man, 6-camera Imax film crew ten feet away, and the police would still completely forget that they're being recorded.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It may not sound good in court but – an American jury finding a State costumed murderer guilty? Of anything? Ever? Not gonna happen.