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, January 12, 2008

Taser Chairman Smith in T.O. Thurs 17 Jan. '08

A special welcome to the Honourable Members of Parliament and their staff. Also welcome to the reporters and researchers from The Globe & Mail, CBC News, and The National Post. And finally to those lawyers and law-firms that have been specially-invited to review this weblog.


Taser Chairman Thomas P. Smith is coming to Toronto on Thursday, 17 January 2008. See the posts below for details (but confirm with the hosts to be sure).

I've prepared a list of twenty questions that really should be asked. The two posts most relevant to his visit are just a few inches down the blog. Please scroll down a few inches.

I hope that by working together we can make Mr. Smith's visit to Canada a memorable one.

I'll be flabbergasted and disappointed if he is able to escape the well-deserved wrath of Canadians during his visit. I really hope and expect to see him flat-footed, faced with impossible questions about product safety, dubious training, questionable legality, ethical missteps, and so much more.

But don't get tasered for asking too many questions!!

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