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, May 14, 2010

Taser International named in yet another lawsuit

Chad Tylecki is seeking $500,000 in damages “and further relief as appears reasonable and just,” court documents state. The lawsuit names the City of Lewes, Lewes Police Officer James Azato, former Lewes Police Department Chief Ronald Gooch, Delaware State Police Cpl. Matthew Blakeman, Taser International Inc., Lewes Mayor Jim Ford and Lewes City Council members Stephanie Tsantes, Ted Becker, Barbara Vaughan and Victor Letonoff. Tylecki’s attorneys, Philadelphia-based Patrick G. Geckle and Wilmington-based Barbara H. Stratton, filed the lawsuit Jan. 7 in U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, in Wilmington. The case stems from a Jan. 13, 2008 incident that started in the marsh area off Savannah Road near Fisherman’s Wharf. ...

See also [LINK].

...Taser training materials also state multiple discharges from the weapon present no greater health risk than a single discharge. ...

From [LINK]:

...Even the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ) noted a strange and disturbing correlation between more-numerous taser hits and death. Their purported finding that tasers are safe, when you actually read the report, actually raises serious questions about those over-ambitious claims of safety. See [LINK].

Prof Savard studied the data and found that the chances of someone dying is linearly proportional to their exposure to the taser. [LINK]...

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