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.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

RCMP tasered disabled men

This news item [LINK] is not about recent incidents, but recent incidents (for example [LINK] [LINK]) indicate that the same attitude probably exists within at least some RCMP members even today.

These sorts of incidents provide yet more justification for a moratorium on tasers. Even if for no other reason to let the RCMP know that if they abuse a "law enforcement tool", it can be taken away from them. This is a lesson they need to learn. If the RCMP were misusing, abusing and overusing their horses to the same degree as they seem to be their tasers, then they'd be doing the Musical Walk instead of the Musical Ride.

It is very good to see that the Braidwood Inquiry is getting good exposure to the dark side of the taser story.

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