Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Monday, April 7, 2008

UPDATE: Schizophrenia Society position

Headlines not quite aligned with reality.

Recent headlines:
"Mental health group stands behind Tasers" [LINK]
"Mental health group says police use of Taser is far better than a gun" [LINK]

Actually (according to my sources):
"Dr. Gray’s comments are his own"
...with respect to the position of the society at the national level. The Schizophrenia Society at the national level is drafting a policy that appears likely to approximately follow the recommendations of RCMP watchdog Kennedy.

Fact-Check Time:
It is hardly the ringing endorsement of tasers that the media is making out of Dr. Gray's comments. The media should follow-up with the national organization to get the complete story.

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