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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Objective Reasonableness - did you get the memo?

Is this true? In Canada?

Found on-line: "The Use of Force Continuum is antiquated. It is now called Objective Reasonableness. No longer do police have to follow a continuum. They merely have to respond with actions that are objectively reasonable for the given situation."

If true, then this would be good news.

Did the police in Canada get the memo? They're still yammering on about The Continuum.

One of my concerns with the stupid old Use of Force Continuum is that these lists typically fail to demarcate between those that are simply non-compliant or passively resisting, and those that are violent.

This blatant flaw leads directly to the stupidly-obvious taser abuse such as "Let go of the rail." NO! ZAP!

Can we hold anyone accountable for this insane diversion into The Police State? And - is it over?

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