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.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scott Nugent - the back story

(Updated 29 October 2010)

Presented without comment [LINK]:
- Hometown: Winnfield, Louisiana
- Winnfield police officer until fired in May 2008
- Nugent's father (Gleason Nugent) committed suicide in 2005, after being accused of corruption in police chief election
- Killed Pikes with Taser during arrest in January 2008 [Found Not Guilty 29 Oct 2010]
- Pikes was wanted on cocaine charges
- Winnfield police employed Tasers 14 times in first year used by the force
- In 12 of those 14 times, the Tasers were used to shock blacks
- In 10 of those 12 times, the Taser was used by Nugent

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