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, February 1, 2008

Proper (?) Procedures

HALIFAX - Halifax police say proper procedures were followed by officers who fired a stun gun at a teenage girl they arrested in her bedroom.

Ah, no. That is not necessarily true. Perhaps the officers were following procedures (maybe, maybe not), but if they were, then those procedures are quite likely not 'proper'.

Three police arresting a young girl (legally just a child at the time), in her own bedroom, need to rely on a taser? Excuse me for jumping to conclusions, but it sounds suspiciously like 'pain compliance' (please refer to section 269.1 of the Criminal Code). If that sort of police behaviour is in accordance with procedures, then those procedures need to be revised.

Those are not proper procedures, those are IMPROPER procedures. Please fix them. If you don't understand, then see the Kennedy Report. Implement ALL the recommendations (as can be adapted to local police forces).

Link= Canadian Press
Link= Chronicle Herald

Excited-Delirium.com writes:

The police description of this 17-year old girl reminds me of the Monty Python skit about the 'ferocious killer bunny rabbit'. Very fierce, very scary. Why, it'll bite your head clear off. I guess if these police run into a middle aged man with a paunch, they'll have to call in the Swat Team to sniper him in the head from a safe distance. Replace 17-year old girl with 97-year old little old lady and replay their account to see where we're headed. Details NOT important. It was a 17-year old girl. Repeat: It was a 17-year old girl. A girl. Details? Don't care. It was a 17-year old girl. Talk to the hand.

PS: Have a review of section 269.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Yeah, the part about how you're not allowed to use 'severe pain' to 'coerce' compliance. The issue is that the taser is clearly WAY over the line ("severe pain") set by our elected Parliament. You ARE allowed to use a wrist lock (for example) because it is clearly not severe pain. You ("Peace Officers") are not allowed to induce 'severe pain'. You violate 269.1 and you could face 14 years (once the courts get around to this issue, and they will). Please read the Criminal Code. And no, you cannot decide 'lawful sanctions' in a girl's bedroom, that's for the courts. Read it.

Post by Excited-Delirium.com on February 02, 2008 10:25AM

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