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.

Monday, February 18, 2008

BC AG contemplates tasers...

British Columbia Attorney General Wally Oppal said he's prepared to limit or even ban the use of Tasers if a new commission into their use recommends it. ... "A lot of police forces across North America are having second thoughts about the use of Tasers, given some of the medical opinions out there," he said. ...

Link1= Oppal would consider Taser ban...

Link2= Taser use to come under scrutiny...

There are some choice phrases in there: "ban", "second thoughts"

This is actually huge news. No matter what else follows from here, at least we've reached the point where Taser's self-serving assurances about taser safety will be taken with a grain of salt. The alternate opinions have reached a critical mass where they must be taken seriously.


"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Sir Winston Churchill, November 1942.

Ten years from now, the story of Taser International Inc. will be the subject of endless MBA business case studies, several books, and even a low-budget made-for-TV movie.

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