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.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

RCMP to limit Taser use after critical report

"...Dziekanski is recorded as the 18th person in Canada to die in recent years after being hit by a Taser. Taser International, makers of the device, claim that the weapons have never been directly linked to a cause of death."

Link= CBC News

EIGHTEEN people killed^h^h^h^h^h^h died (coincidently I'm sure) shortly after being tasered.

That's quite some coincidence isn't it?

Yeah... right...

At least there's some good news recently. Mr. Kennedy's report is being largely accepted. We will see the death rate from these taserings drop off. Not because the weapon is 'perfectly safe', but because they'll keep it holstered more often.


Update: Apparently the RCMP is not adopting all of Kennedy's recommendations, I guess because they know better. Just like they knew better in August 2007 when they decided to recommend the use of multiple shocks, followed by a flurry of deaths in late-2007. Yeah, real experts...

Well, we have a Parliament that might be able to step in here a clarify a few things for the RCMP senior management.

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