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.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Taser "...Use Policies supplied by..." Taser

Note the following extract from the previous post:

ACLU-NC: "...as over 95% of surveyed police departments rely on [taser] Use Policies supplied entirely by the manufacturer."

Read that again.

The implications are staggering.

If this is true, then it makes a lie of what Taser Chair Smith testified in Ottawa where he stated something along the lines of, "Taser doesn't make taser-use policy."

Well apparently they do. They not only write it, but they supply it to police forces.

Disgusting.

Regulators should investigate how many police forces have adopted Taser-written taser-use policies. If they find any, then those involved in such nonsense should be severely reprimanded (for lacking common sense).

I'm not sure about the liability implications of this, but get your money out of TASR stock as soon as possible.

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