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, August 22, 2008

Blog policies

Due to some recent complaints, I am going to reiterate my policies regarding this blog. Some of these policies have already been explicitly mentioned, and the others I would have thought would be common sense.

Comments: I'm not going to make a habit of engaging in comment wars. The reason for this is that the volume of illogical concepts and ideas amongst untrained thinkers is approximately infinite. I don't have unlimited time. And the limited time that I do have to dedicate to this important social issue is better used providing interesting references and shredding the mindless pro-taser arguments, not arguing one-on-one with people that haven't even taken the time to think the subject through. Comments have been restricted to Blog Members only.

Different Points of View: This blog provides a very small counter-balance to Taser's propaganda machine (full-time staff, lawyers, paid-for experts, minions and moles). Their side of these arguments have all the exposure they need. I present their points one-by-one (I even quote their points verbatim for gosh sakes) and then I do my best to systematically shred them. Anyone wishing to air their pro-taser views is perfectly free to start their own blog.

Who am I?: My identity is of no concern. My arguments are not based on Appeal to Authority pointing to my qualifications. All my arguments work independent of my identity. And if you're still not convinced, then Google the following search terms: Pamela Schreiner Taser I have no way of knowing if these accusations are true or not, but with former members of the Taser Board of Directors now facing 142 years in prison, I don't want to bother getting up close and personal with these folks. I'm only here to present some commentary and shred a few pro-taser arguments along the way.

I hope that this clarifies things for those that wouldn't otherwise understand.

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