Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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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, December 29, 2007

How Tasers should be treated by the police...

Sgt. - "Good evening officers. Some of you will be issued with Tasers tonight. Please be aware that the Taser is a very dangerous weapon. It can kill. The Taser should be used only as a last resort and treated with as much respect as your sidearm. In other words, if you're almost at the point where you have perfect justification to draw your gun, and if you have time, and if the situation is appropriate, then if you can use the Taser instead, then that might be a good decision. Keep in mind, you will have to formally justify your actions and sworn statements will be taken from you and all witnesses. Have a good night, and Hey, be safe out there."

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