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, December 29, 2009

For the Nth time: taser incident ends in gun fire, subject will be okay


Kingsport Police: Officers fired taser before...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Kingsport.

Kingsport, TN - "...When officers arrived, Keith Tomlinson rushed them with a large club, Kingsport Police Chief Gale Osborne said. Officer Martin Taylor fired one shot, hitting Keith Tomlinson in the shoulder... He is expected to recover. ... [The involved officers] were armed with at least one taser. 'They used it before the shooting,' but Chief Osborne would not say if that taser connected with Keith Tomlinson. ..." [LINK]

Safe to say that Taser International's various tasers are probably not in the running for Law Enforcement 'Product Of The Year'. LOL.

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