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.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Maryland AG's conclusions on tasers echo Braidwood Inquiry

File under "Now what? Sue the Maryland AG?"

UPDATE: Report in pdf format [LINK].

WJZ.com - ...The landmark, new report ...found officers have an over-reliance on tasers; while police are under-educated on how they should be used. ... "They have to be trained and told that this device can and does, in certain circumstances, cause death or serious injury," said Cary J. Hansel, III, report panel member. [LINK]

A taser "...can and does, in certain circumstances, cause death..."

"The report says police should treat tasers just like guns -- as deadly weapons..."

When the Canadian Braidwood Inquiry made essentially the exact same conclusion, Taser International launched a lawsuit. Are they going to sue the Maryland AG next?

Hey Taser International - nice strategy... LOL!!

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