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

"Hamilton police shot and killed dozens last year."

The above headline is fake.

But taser fan-boys would have us believe that it would be true if the police have their taser-toys taken away.

The actual story is that a taser ignited something flammable injuring someone that was being tasered. The story [LINK] ends with the following sentence:

"Hamilton police discharged their Tasers 50 times last year."

50 times per year. This rate of [mis]use reveals the claim that "tasers replace guns" as the bald-faced lie that it is.

Tasers are obviously replacing lower forms of lawful force (talking, waiting, the simplest of martial arts).

That makes their net benefit to society -> negative.

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