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.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Two officers and the Police Chief 'down' in Tybee

One stupid taser incident claims three victims... LOL.

Follow up to:
City of Tybee, GA rummages around desk, looking for checkbook [LINK]

Tybee Island, GA - Tybee Island Police Chief James Price has been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing regarding the May 21 incident where his offers used a Taser to stun an autistic teenager. Clifford Grevemberg suffered a broken tooth and scrapes to his face and knee when Tybee Island police officers used a Taser to subdue him. Police said the 18-year-old seemed intoxicated and acted unruly before he was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. Grevemberg says he did nothing to provoke police. ...two officers involved in the arrest have resigned. [LINK]

Welcome to the new reality on taser overuse, misuse and abuse. One incident - two officers resigned, one chief suspended pending a disciplinary hearing.

Hey, don't forget to scratch your local stun-gun salesman off your Christmas card list.

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