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.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I told you that the taser training was bad...

Alaska state trooper Mike 'Troopergate' Wooten, 36, ex-brother-in-law to GOP VP candidate Sarah 'I'll have you fired' Palin, has admitted using a taser on his stepson. According to Mr Wooten, he had [just?] returned from a taser instruction class and the fascinated boy pleaded to be shot. So, of course, he shot him. He said his stepson flinched, but was unhurt. [LINK]

So - he is fresh back from official Taser-approved taser training - and he decides it's a great idea to shoot his stepson with the taser 'just for fun'.

Does this sound like the sort of outcome you would expect from a good-by-any-standard weapon training course? Or does it sound like the results you'd expect if someone had just attended a Taser corporate propaganda brainwashing session?

Attention police regulators of the world - check the training. Stat!


Told ya so.

Here are some previous posts about taser training: [LINK]

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