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, September 14, 2010

Andrew Torres "died of an enlarged heart"

Greenville, SC - An autopsy report released Tuesday said a man who police shocked with tasers died from cardiac arrhythmia caused by an enlarged heart and that the physical exertion of the altercation with officers may have contributed to his death, but because tasers are so perfectly safe, the multiple and repeated taser hits that occurred immediately before his death had absolutely nothing to do with the death. Last month, Andrew Torres' family had called police to help escort him to the hospital for mental health treatment. According to family, Torres, 39, suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Greenville police officers went to the family's home on Augusta Street as part of an involuntary commitment. Officers said Torres became violent and officers shocked him with tasers. Torres was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. ...


I wonder how long he had had the enlarged heart?

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