Thursday, November 22, 2007

Another Taser Freak

I hope this SOB cop goes to jail.



Taser gets litigious over suggestions the device causes deaths
VANCOUVER - Anyone who launches a lawsuit against Taser International Inc. or suggests a Taser electronic device was involved in a death are liable to get another shock when the company brings down the full force of its legal team.

Taser International is currently named as a defendant in at least 39 wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits where a Taser was used.

The company is aggressive in defending itself in such lawsuits and has entered into agreements to prevent its own insurance provider from settling out of court,

It has even filed a lawsuit demanding an Ohio coroner change her conclusion that a Taser was a contributing factor in the deaths of two men.

Taser also sent out legal demand letters to 60 organizations after its latest public relations black eye where a Polish man was jolted with a Taser by RCMP at the Vancouver International Airport and died minutes later.

"We are taken aback by the number of media outlets that have irresponsibly published conclusive headlines blaming the Taser device...as the cause of death before completion of the investigation," Taser Chairman Tom Smith said in a news release.

The amateur video showed RCMP officers zapping Robert Dziekanski with a Taser while he screamed and writhed on the floor at the arrivals area in the international terminal.

The footage was seen around the world on TV and Internet and provoked an outcry against the use of the stun guns by police.

2 comments:

Erik said...

"We are taken aback by the number of media outlets that have irresponsibly published conclusive headlines blaming the Taser device...as the cause of death before completion of the investigation," Taser Chairman Tom Smith said in a news release.

Maybe Mr. Tom Smith should apply his own kind of reasoning to his own company's press releases:

The day after the video had been released they write, with the following headline:

Continuing Struggle Shows TASER Device Not the Cause of Death
[...] "The video of the incident at the Vancouver airport indicates that the subject was continuing to fight well after the TASER application. [..] His continuing struggle is proof that the TASER device was not the cause of his death. "

Taser has "conclusive headlines" about the Taser, this time WITHIN A DAY of the release of the now famous video.

Are they really as stupid as they are aggressive?

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