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.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Interactive graphic: RCMP Taser use by province

Available at CBC.ca [LINK]

Look at BC for example (this is JUST the RCMP):
Tasers drawn 502 times in one year (2007).
Fired once 216, fired multiple times 148.
Total taser uses (fired one or more times) : (216+148=) 364 in one year

'Better than a gun' my ass.

Do you think that the RCMP, in one province (BC), in one year (2007), would have fired their guns at citizens and visitors 364 times (probably killing hundreds)?

And it isn't just BC. The other provinces have similar insane taser numbers that PROVE that they are not being used as a replacement for the gun. Tasers are being used roughly 100 times as often as guns ever were - this is a statistical FACT.

The argument that tasers are 'better than a gun' is just so much crap. It's an indicator of someone that is not following the issue; a badge of ignorance. Or if they know the facts, then they're lying.

And by the way, CBC previously noted that the police gun-fire isn't reduced by having tasers anyway.

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