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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Canadians speak...

The Globe & Mail wrote an editorial titled More than a perception [LINK] criticizing the fact that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is accepting $25,000 in sponsorshit money from Taser 'Failure to Warn' International.

What next? Bernie Kerik (*) as the keynote speaker?

(* former rough-and-tumble Taser Director, currently facing 142 years in prison [LINK])

Attached to the on-line article are 30 comments [LINK] from Canadians all across Canada.

I note with some satisfaction that all seem to agree that there are significant and serious taser and associated ethical issues that must be addressed. There are none of the extreme rightwing law-and-order types spouting vile and presenting tattered pro-taser arguments. Which is nice.

1 comment:

zonga said...

Excellent editorial.

The comments were well written and thoughtful.

Excellent reference to Bernie
;-)