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.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

B.C. Transit Police making their mark on history

CBC: B.C. transit police stun fare cheaters with Taser [LINK]
CBC: Expert questions use of Tasers on Vancouver transit cheats [LINK]
CBC: No change to TransLink taser use: police [LINK]

"Transit police policy says officers are allowed to use their Tasers to control non-compliant, suicidal or violent people. The civil liberties association complaint takes issue with the phrase non-compliant."

Their policy is WRONG.

Someone should trace the origin of that policy error. What idiot is responsible for it?


More...

Vancouver Sun: TransLink has to rein in its Taser-happy cops before someone is injured or killed [LINK]

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