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.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Frontline police want Flame-Throwers

Frontline police officers want some flame-throwers. To control unruly crowds of terrorists menacing our cities and forests, and to protect the innocent children and cute fluffy puppies. If you don't agree with the police needing flame-thowers, then you're just a no-good damn soft-on-crime terrorist-loving liberal weenie.

And the police want some portable water-boarding equipment for when the taser's Touch-Torture mode is simply inappropriate. Like late at night when the screaming the taser induces might wake local residents (water-boarding is much much quieter and equally effective at inducing compliance).

And the police need tasers. Lots and lots of tasers. Because as you know, Canadian police need to shoot several people per year with their guns, so they need to append (not replace) this modest total with thousands and thousands of taser deployments. Although the connection from a dozen or so police shootings to thousands and thousands of taser deployments is a bit vague, if you disagree then you're just a damn communist.