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, June 12, 2008

Day's Delay

Reuters - Canada's federal police watchdog has delayed a report expected to raise concerns about the use of electronic stun guns so the government can have more time to look at the report's findings, an official said on Thursday. [LINK]

CBC - ...Spokesman Nelson Kalil said the report by RCMP complaints commissioner Paul Kennedy will be released next Wednesday instead, at the request of Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day. ... Day, who is travelling, received an advance copy of the report on Tuesday. [LINK]

National Post - According to Mr. Kennedy's office, Day has a copy of the report but wants to take the commissioner up on his offer to meet in person. The two are trying to co-ordinate their schedules for a meeting early next week and the report is now expected to be released next Wednesday. [LINK]

As with Kennedy's initial report, this one is expected to recommend some common-sense changes to the RCMP taser-use policies. And as with the initial report, the RCMP (being extremely brainwashed by Taser) will have difficulty with those recommendations.

This delay is interesting, but it seems clear that Day is not in a position to request changes. And Mr. Kennedy would be unlikely to accept any requests for changes from Mr. Day. And there's probably no time for changes.

The government is probably looking for more time to prepare some spin.

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