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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Taser-training vs. Ottawa 'Use of Force' Training

Further to previous post (below) - I've got an idea...

If the Ottawa City police officers don't qualify for the special pay premium for having taken the Use of Force refresher training, then perhaps they shouldn't be permitted to carry the taser.

Unfortunately the taser seems to encourage misuse, and therefore the Ottawa 'Use of Force' refresher training seems to be a very useful mitigation measure.

A policy of No Refresher 'Use of Force' Training, then No Taser isn't mentioned in the article. If it isn't policy, then it should be.

As I've pointed out before, all the reprehensible taser abuse by police shown on YouTube.com is presumably being done by officers that have had the Taser-designed brainwashing, sorry - Taser-designed training. Taser claims that all officers equipped with tasers must be brainwashed, sorry - trained - by Taser-approved trainers. So they all have the Taser-training, and then some of them go out and commit grotesque abuse.

So why don't we cut Taser out of the business of training?

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