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.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paramedic charged for interfering with police tasering

AP reports that 31-year-old paramedic Jodi Kerr-Rummel, of Derry, PA, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice because police say she interfered when an officer tried to use a stun gun on a suicidal woman. [LINK]

Local police, the local DA (prosecution service), the judge, and local political leaders should Google "Braidwood". If they would allow the concept that tasers are occasionally and randomly deadly into their minds then perhaps they'd understand the paramedic's point of view.

I hope that other local paramedics in western Pennsylvania will support Kerr-Rummel in this matter.

Also, perhaps the local paramedics should stay well away from all incidents where the local taser-happy police are still on-scene. No sense taking any chances that the skills, world-views and training of the paramedics might clash with the views of the police. Best to give them room and not run the risk of interfering.

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