Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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 23, 2008

The latest news from Digby

Latest news on that ugly incident in Digby, Nova Scotia (previous posts [LINK] and [LINK]).

CBC News - The RCMP have charged a member of the Halifax Regional Police with causing a disturbance following allegations that a group of off-duty police officers got into a fight with two black men after uttering racial slurs at them. Const. Adam Stewart Whynott, 26, of Halifax, was charged Friday following an RCMP investigation into the June 22 incident in Digby, in western Nova Scotia.

RCMP have also charged one of the two black men involved in the fight in Digby. William Edward Drummond, 20, is charged with causing
[???] a disturbance and resisting a peace officer [perhaps lawfully?]. Both men are scheduled to appear in provincial court in Digby on Sept. 22. During the fight, one off-duty police officer was knocked unconscious and one of the black men was shocked with a [multiple?] stun gun(s?). ... [LINK]

If the officer is found guilty, then it will be interesting to see if he is fired, disciplined, or nothing. A good ethics test for the HRM police department.

And what about that reported 2nd taser ?? [LINK] [Source]

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