Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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, June 20, 2008

Demand for tasers tied to unacceptable usage patterns?

Will the police still be demanding that they have the taser on their belt when they realize that they're no longer allowed to use it in perhaps 95% [LINK] of the cases where they would have used it in the past (when their use of the taser was uncontrolled and, some would say, out-of-control)?

Once we rein-in the misuse, abuse, and over-use, then the taser becomes about as useful to the average police officer as a flamethrower.

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