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.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trial gets underway for Homicide-by-taser

Jury selection in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield police officer Scott Nugent, accused killing a handcuffed prisoner, 21-year-old Baron Pikes, by repeatedly shocking him with his Taser is scheduled to begin on Monday. Pikes was shocked nine times with a 50,000-volt Taser as he was arrested in January 2008. The parish's coroner, Dr. Randolph Williams, ruled that Pikes' death was a homicide. Williams said he consulted with two other coroners, and both agreed that Pikes died of cardiac arrest caused by the Taser shocks.

Mr. Pikes was killed by the taser.

According to the long-standing world view of the stun gun salesmen, this death-by-taser is impossible.

They were wrong.

And because they heavily promoted the "safety" of tasers, they should be heavily liable for these false claims.

And don't let anyone plead "innocent ignorance". There's plenty of evidence that their campaign was intentionally deceptive.

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