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

A taser in action...

Cranky security guards (a.k.a. mindless thugs, a.k.a. fascist Hitler Youth, a.k.a. customers of Taser) at a US hospital vastly overreact to some jokes and beat up and taser a visiting reverend. [LINK]

Don't miss the video at the above link (from the CBS 'Early Show', broadcast July 25, 2008).

The hospital tried to press charges against the victim (as a legal cover), but those false charges were dismissed. The fact that such charges were pressed against the victim indicates the ethical vacuum at that hospital. Now there is a massive lawsuit pending against the hospital.

This sort of ugly incident is the putrid reality of tasers. I believe that this sort of abuse using tasers happens every single day. The world would be a much better place without pocket-size torture devices available to every asshole. Tasers should be banned.

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