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 19, 2008

International Media notes Kennedy's report

Kennedy's report has made headlines around the world. All the major news agencies (AP, Reuters, AFP, BBC) are covering the story.
  • BBC News [LINK] - Taser ban threat to Canada police
  • New York Times [LINK] - Taser Limits Urged for Canadian Police
  • AFP News Agency [LINK] - Canadian police must restrict, or scrap tasers: watchdog
  • Thomson Reuters [LINK] - Canadian Mounties should use Tasers less-watchdog
  • Associated Press [LINK] - Police watchdog calls for better medical aid in Taser zapping
  • WNBC New York [LINK] - Dudley Do-Right And His Taser
  • TV New Zealand [LINK] - Mounties to curb Taser use

The coverage in Canada is of course wall-to-wall.

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