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.

Friday, July 4, 2008

'Use of tasers should be more restricted'

An audit of the San Antonio Police Department resulted in 141 recommendations... The major areas of change for the department include .... the use of taser stun guns, which should be more restricted...

Dallas Morning News [LINK]
Houston Chronicle [LINK]

Demand for tasers will probably drop off once the police realize that they're not really allowed to freely employ them at even the slightest provocation.

Once the misuse, abuse and overuse are brought under control, tasers are about as useful as a flame-thrower.

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