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.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mr. Smith goes to Ottawa (30 Jan. 2008) - formal meeting notice

Taser Chairman Tom Smith will be in Ottawa (Canada) on 30 January 2008 (next Wednesday), appearing before the Canadian House of Commons - Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU).

This meeting is critical. It is the sharp end of democracy meeting the blunt end of the pure free market.

Details are linked below (please refer to the formal notice to ensure that your information is first-hand, up-to-date and accurate):

Link= SECU Home page

Link= Notice of meeting

Also appearing will be Stephen Palmer, Executive Director of the Canadian Police Research Centre. I'll bet you a dollar he won't be able to resist blaming something on "Excited Delirium" at least once.

Two hours for both of them seems to be a bit short for such a complex issue. I hope they get to the tough questions quickly.

I assume that a transcript will eventually appear. When it does I will find it, link to it, and dissect it.

UPDATE: It took a while, but the minutes are out. [LINK] Other SECU Minutes and Evidence are available on here [LINK].

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