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, March 12, 2008

“It would be great to get as many copies back as we could.”

This story has so many angles that it can make your head spin just trying to think of where to begin...

2004 October 23: Kamloops RCMP tasered a disabled man (John Glen Dempsey, age 45) while he was handcuffed, face down on the floor, with another police officer kneeling on his back.

How's it sound so far?

A video of the event was released to the media, and broadcast.

But now they want the video back.

Link= City law firm wants Taser videos returned

Of course the video is on YouTube (not just once either). It wouldn't be fair to link to it, but all you'd have to do is search YouTube for the blatantly-obvious keywords. By the way - I have nothing to do with the video being on YouTube.

I've seen the video. The tasering was completely unnecessary and a clear violation of 'everything' (laws, rights, common sense, human dignity, etc.).

I wonder if police stations should have walls made of glass? Or perhaps their CCTV streams should be streamed to the Internet? Something has to be done to rein-in such disgusting taser abuse.

If the police themselves are going to be bringing the administration of justice into disrepute, then the whole country is headed to hell in a hand-basket. The country requires police forces that are respected. Any officers or senior staff that work against maintaining this essential reputation, should be severely disciplined. This should be considered to be one-thousand times more important than protecting one's own.

Isn't this common sense?

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