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 30, 2008

Taser's [OTHER] PR man in Ottawa

I received a tip from 'K' (thanks!):

Taser ... have a Conservative lined up (the guy in your story [LINK]), and a Liberal (the guy in this story, [extract below]). So they're covered either way.

National Post (May 23, 2008): More than 140 new clients have registered with lobbyists so far this month, including former MP Don Boudria, who recently signed up to represent the Taser stun gun to government. Just in case Taser International brass don't know this, Mr. Boudria is a born Liberal with a son trying to become a Liberal MP. And that sort of partisan resume won't open many doors in Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day's offices. [LINK]

Well, perhaps it will help after the next election. As they say, horses for courses.

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