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Taser legal challenge of inquiry results

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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 02:55 PM
By James Keller, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Taser International's fight to quash a public inquiry report that concluded the controversial weapons can kill lands in a Vancouver courtroom on Monday.

The British Columbia government will ask the court to toss the weapon manufacturer's legal challenge of the findings from commissioner Thomas Braidwood's report from the first phase of a public inquiry prompted by the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport.

The 550-page report released last year found that a jolt from a Taser could be fatal, and the weapons' use should be restricted.

Arizona-based Taser, which has a long history of litigation against any suggestion the stun guns are unsafe, responded with a blistering legal challenge alleging bias on the part of Braidwood, the inquiry's lead lawyer and a medical expert involved with the proceedings.

The province has now filed its own equally biting reply, calling Taser's petition "offensive and abusive."

"The only evidence of any bias is that the petitioner (Taser) says the conclusion is wrong," the province said in a document filed with the B.C. court.

Taser says the're going to take their ball and go home! Waaaa.

This is like Monsanto saying "Our products are totally benign and any finding to the contrary is wrong.....just ask us"!!

Any LEOs familiar with the story?


[edit on 11-4-2010 by hthjason]

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 03:55 PM
It would be nice to be a lawyer in that case.

"Sir, you say that tasers are not lethal, would you be willing to be tased here in court to back up that claim?"

If he agrees, give him a 5 second jolt to the testicles.

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