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, June 27, 2009

Taser bad-news sh*t storm continues

KHOU (Friday, 26 June 2009): Montgomery County coroner makes ruling in taser death

MONTOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- A coroner has ruled that the death of a Montgomery County man who was tasered a homicide. Deputies tasered Robert Welch in February after responding to a call of an attempted suicide. The coroner says marks on Welch’s body indicated he’d been tasered at least nine times. The deputies involved are still on the job. The Montgomery County district attorney is referring the case to a grand jury. [LINK]

Another successful taser 'save'. An attempted suicide completely prevented. Yes sirree. Changed that potential suicide right into a homicide.

Suggestion to KHOU's editorial staff. When Taser International calls up to complain about the "taser death" in your headline, just tell them to F-off. You're backed up by the coroner's finding of homicide. If they want a fight, give it to them.

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