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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ozark Police taser 10-year-old little girl

Police Officer Uses Taser On 10-Year-Old Girl [LINK]

OZARK, Ark. -- Ozark police said they were called to a home where a mother asked for help with her unruly child, but the 10-year-old's father said he's outraged at the force police used against his daughter.
"I would like to say Ozark police Tased this little girl right here. Ten years old and [they] shot electricity through her body, and I want to know how the heck in God's green earth can they get away with this," said the girl's father, Anthony Medlock.
Medlock said his daughter was at her mother's house when Ozark police Officer Dustin Bradshaw shocked her in the back with a Taser and arrested her. ...

All aboard the hand-basket, next stop Hell.

Update: The little girl was reportedly upset because Mommy ([redacted]) wanted her to take a shower and the little girl didn't want to take a shower. And therefore (??!!??) the police were called (??!!??). And since the little girl was, well, acting exactly as children are expected to act, the mother reportedly told the officer to "...go ahead a taser her." [redacted], has been a part-time dispatcher and detention officer in the Franklin County jail for several months, Chief Deputy James Hamilton said. [LINK]

[I've redacted Mommy's name even though the names of everyone involved are all over the web. But I strive to be responsible...]

Feds on case, more to the story ? [LINK]
Hmmm... [LINK]
Chief FIRED his ass [LINK]


Critical Mass said...

On a different topic ~ I just ran across this archived news story which mentions the Taser International deception in using UL Charts to make law enforcement think that their Tasers were UL Tested and Approved:


Any "group of corporate thugs" that would use deception of this nature, is NOT to be trusted with any "evidence of safety". But I think I'm singing to the choir.....

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Yeah, the UL story is old news. But Kroll-for-brains recently tried to compare the taser (X26 I presume) to the standards for electric fences. I'm not going to repeat my points here, it's already on the blog. Suffice to say, his comparison is more misleading than true.

Don Kuhns said...

I believe a new term may have just entered our vernacular: "child abuse by cop".