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.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mom knows best

RCMP said they are investigating a complaint into excessive use of force but wouldn't provide details. The teen's mother, however, said she has received a letter saying an investigation found the officers did not commit a crime, and had now moved into a different phase. She said nothing could have justified the use of force on her daughter. "I was so upset when I said OK they were going to keep her, I thought she's OK, she's in their care and control. I didn't ask them to torture her in a jail cell," she said. [LINK]

If you read section 269.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada, it seems perfectly clear that the act as described fits the legal definition of 'torture' perfectly.

You can search this blog for 269.1 [LINK] for more details and back-up to my opinions.

How about this: If we are going to continue to allow the RCMP to investigate themselves, then we need an appeal process with teeth. If an appeal (perhaps to a court) finds that the internal RCMP investigation was flawed, then serious sanctions should be also applied to those that conducted the flawed 'investigation'. It would be a sort-of double-or-nothing approach. If you whitewash the actions of your police brothers, then you lose your job and pay a $100k fine.

If the RCMP is confident of the fairness of their internal investigative process, then they should have zero objections to such an oversight process.

1 comment:

D said...

Excellent idea, just put a group together like they did in Ontario to investigate the cops there. Working like a well oiled machine. Cops being accountable everywhere for all kinds of misdeeds.

Only one thing missing, that is the 100k fine for the person/s who wrongly accuse cops of misdeeds. Mischief charges and jail time plus fines for them too. Only fair eh?