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.

Friday, May 16, 2008

BC Taser Policy - all over the map

VANCOUVER - Ken Allen, the deputy chef of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Service told a provincial Taser inquiry today that it has changed its Taser policy after recent controversy. He said the new policy replaces the term "non-compliant" with "actively resistant," he said. He said the Taser policy was changed Monday by the. GVTAS board, which includes fouir senior officers and three non-officers. "The original policy allowed Tasering of persons who were non-compliant," Allen said... [LINK]

Compare the above Taser Use Policy change to the immediately-previous post [LINK] about the morons on the Victoria Police Board that just defined "actively resisting" to include being "non-compliant".

So if you combine the two, then the GeVsTAPoS change is no change at all.

They all idiots. The Victoria Police Board are idiots because of the reasons given in the previous post. The Vancouver Transit GeVsTAPoS because they're just making up policy as they go along. How much are we paying these policy-wonk geniuses? $7.50 hour is waaay too much.

At the very least, the Braidwood Inquiry should be able to get these idiots under control.

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