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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Exactomundo comment of the week

This kind of thing happens in department after department. Police get tasers on the promise that people will be safer, that they are safer than using guns. So what happens? Tasers become an instrument of control, pure and simple. Why aren’t police who misuse this equipment ever charged with assault, if not manslaughter? This man was a threat to himself and only himself. Do you mean to say that the officers on the scene were so afraid of a lightbulb that they had to use a lethal piece of equipment on him? C’mon, heroes.

New York Times [LINK] — Comment posted by 'Shrdlu'

Tasers inevitably "...become an instrument of control, pure and simple."


That's why tasers are used roughly one hundred times as often as police guns ever were.

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