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.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Attn: Does your Taser Use Policy allow this sort of evil?

Courthouse News - A suburban Chicago police officer alledgedly tasered Prospero Lassi (who was having a diabetic seizure) eleven times for nearly a minute. ... Reportedly, he has suffered permanently scarring and the taser has caused him neurological damage that has not abated. [LINK]

The permanent scars give some indication that the taser is quite simply an instrument of torture and there is little practical difference between a taser used in Touch Torture (a.k.a. Drive Stun) mode and just using a cigarette lighter to torture and burn the victim.

This incident seems like one where a seven or eight figure settlement might be appropriate.

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