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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

RCMP promise to MORE-OR-LESS adopt recommendations

Canadian Press (18 June 2008) - ...Day said the government "accepts the report and its recommendations in principle," including further restrictions on how Tasers are used. Day added he had already met with RCMP Commissioner William Elliott to discuss the implications. "He has indicated to me that he intends to act on the recommendations in a manner that takes into consideration the operational requirements of the RCMP," Day said. "We agree on the need to move forward in ways that will help to maintain the safety of the public and the men and women that protect our communities." In its statement, the RCMP said specific steps to adjust policies and practices in response to Kennedy's recommendations will need to "appropriately consider the diverse and geographically dispersed communities we serve" and operational needs. ... [LINK]

Wriggle wriggle wriggle...

Sounds to me like we're going to see a partial, incomplete, adapted-to-their-'needs' adoption of Kennedy's perfectly-reasonable, common-sense recommendations.

Update (20 June 2008):

The Victoria Times Colonist newspaper makes the same point in their editorial published 20 June 2008

... Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said he accepts the new recommendations "in principle." Commissioner William Elliott will act on them "in a manner that takes into consideration the operational requirements of the RCMP," Day said. Based on past practice, that means no real change. [LINK]

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