Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

ACLU-NC responds to Taser propaganda

ACLU-NC Response to Taser International Paper

... Nearly four months after the release of the ACLU-NC report, Taser International (“TI”) published a response attacking the ACLU-NC for “endangering communities” through its calls for more responsible Taser regulation. The TI report is replete with inaccuracies and fundamental misrepresentations -- including a complete mischaracterization of the ACLU-NC’s position on Tasers.

Once again, when faced with well-documented concerns about its Tasers, its marketing practices and its deployment, training and policy recommendations, Taser International has resorted to its all too familiar game of “attack the messenger, obscure the message.” Obviously hoping to confuse and distract readers, TI has produced a 41-page “response” report that scrupulously avoids the core findings of the ACLU-NC’s initial report. Rather than confront our findings head on, TI has tried to change the topic. ...

Link= ACLU-NC confronts Taser's propaganda head-on

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