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, May 24, 2010

"Official oppression is a Class A misdemeanor."

Beaumont police officer James Cody Guedry, 28, is charged with "official oppression" based on his actions of August of 2007. Guedry was assisting at a traffic stop and twice improperly used his taser on Derrick Newman. [LINK]

Official oppression is a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, a defendant can face punishment ranging from probation to as much as one year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

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