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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Winnipeg police want to control the video

Winnipeg police reportedly tasered two people today in separate incidents. See the story at the Winnipeg Free Press: [LINK]

And as we know (sic), if it weren't for the blessed (sic) taser, they would have been forced to shoot (sic) these two people dead - thereby contributing, in one day, about 15% of the annual death toll from police shootings for the entire fricken' country. Of course, perhaps you don't believe the lying taser fan-boys when they claim that the taser is just a safer alternative for the gun and thereby saves lives.


And the icing on the cake:

Paul St. Laurent showed up on the scene with a camera. He took some pictures of one of the men that witnesses said had been tasered while he was still lying on the ground. St. Laurent said. "I was close to the scene, but I was staying back and not getting in the way." But police detained him, threw him into the back of a cruiser with handcuffs on and took the memory card out of the camera. "For taking a simple picture I got thrown into the cruiser."

False arrest?

Police later burst into a local store, roughed-up the owner, and seized a security camera video tape that may have captured the taser incident. The previous sentence is not true (it's sarcasm), but it makes about as much sense as the news report.

Does St. Laurent need to sue to get his memory card back (a la the Dziekanski incident)?


So WTF is going on in Winnipeg?

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