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

Same old thing: Tasered, difficulty breathing, dead within minutes

At least eight taser "associated" deaths during August. The monthly death rate is showing an obvious increase. Late last year it had shown a hint of a drop-off (from seven per month to five or six) after Taser International blinked and advised police to avoid aiming at the chest. Perhaps the message has worn off.

A 27-year old man stopped breathing and died after a Pierce County sheriff's deputy stunned him with a Taser.
[LINK] [via TNT]

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