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, September 27, 2008

An evil and despicable trade-off

"Police officers are paid to enforce the law, not to get hurt," says Taser spokespuppet Steve Tuttle. "Police need this. That's why we've survived the controversy around our products."

In other words, to reduce the possibility that a police officer may experience an injury, the citizenry must accept an increased risk of death. A fair trade-off? I guess so (for a police state).

How about the police revisit their Grade 6 'Civics' lessons and (re)learn about the legal application of lawful force? Is that too much to ask (for a free society)?

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