A Public Forum with Thomas P. Smith, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, TASER International, Inc.
Hosted by The Toronto Police Services Board (WTF???)
Date: Thursday January 17, 2008
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
[He couldn't even answer just MY questions in 2 hours]
Place: Toronto Police Headquarters (WTF???)
40 College Street Auditorium, Toronto ON
Recent events have raised questions about the proper use, [ABUSE], effects, [DEATHS] and desirability, [frequent and clearly illegal use as a pain-compliance device] of the TASER as a tool for policing [and application as a TORTURE device in violation of 269.1]. This is your opportunity to hear directly from the Chairman of TASER International and to have your questions answered by him [THERE WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH TIME].
[And look for the 'bucket of turds'... (explained below)*]
Space is limited.
For further information, please call 416-808-8080.
Let's make a few predictions:
1) The limited space will be stacked with taser fan-boys.
2) There will be a few of those faked taser demos described below (leg, not heart).
3) No one will enforce Criminal Code 269.1 (re: item 2 above).
4) There will not be an across-the-chest, 2min 49sec tasering with a stock X26.
5) Anyone asking an endless series of tough questions will be tasered and thrown out.
6) Afterwards, senior police staff and Taser folks will go out for a lovely, and very expensive, dinner at a fine restaurant. Smith will pick-up the tab. Well, unless it is canceled due to people asking pesky questions.
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* 'Bucket of turds' explained:
Some people have an amazing skill. They can walk out onto a stage in front of a thousand people and in front of the world media, plop down a large bucket of turds, gently step into the bucket of turds with both feet, then make a one-hour speech and take one hour of questions, and somehow - throughout the entire event - never make any mention of, nor any reference to, the bucket of turds.
If any explicit or direct questions are asked about the bucket of turds, then a long-winded answer will ensue that inexplicably spins around and amazingly continues to avoid any mention of the bucket of turds.
Sometimes I think that the subsequent applause is for the actual skill involved; not for the typically inane position taken by such people on important issues.
'Bucket of turds' - once you know what it's called, then you can start to see it everywhere.
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