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, May 17, 2008

Taser Conflicts of Interest approved by Chief

Vancouver Sun, May 16, 2008 - Vancouver businessman Randy Puder ... raised a possible conflict of interest, pointing out that two officers who do police training have a website for their private company, Defensive Tactics Inc. of Vancouver, which says the officers -- Vancouver police Insp. John McKay and Sgt. Joel Johnston -- are trainers certified by Taser International. Johnston ... is in favour of taser use in B.C. and is the province's use-of-force coordinator for police services, a division of the Solicitor-General's Ministry. ... Johnston is also in charge of a review of Taser use in B.C. for the B.C. Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police. [LINK]

Johnston ... said he had approval from the police chief to run a private company.


Well, I guess it's okay then. {ROLLS-EYES}

Why don't we just outsource the whole damn thing (I'm referring to law enforcement in BC) to Taser?

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