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.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Nova Scotia newspaper calls for moratorium

The Chronicle Herald - editorial [LINK]

"...We still favour a moratorium on police use of Tasers until the devices can be more extensively studied and all officers properly trained. If not holstered, the public at the very least expects police to sharply curtail, if not eliminate, all incidents of inappropriate Taser use."

Note the word 'properly' - as opposed to brainwashed by Taser-originated propaganda about how perfectly safe tasers are, and would you like to take a training hit (In the back please, never the chest).


UPDATE - More reasons (yes, plural) for a taser moratorium in Nova Scotia [LINK] Authorities should also take this opportunity to suspend a few police officers just to prove that such disciplinary action can actually happen in such obviously egregious cases. If not this time, then exactly when? Lest you think I'm unfairly prejudging the results of the inquiries, puhleeze...

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