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.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

RCMP, Toronto police treat tasers differently

The RCMP and the Toronto Police Services treat tasers differently [LINK]

Read the article linked above (especially towards the bottom), and then review this list of taser-associated deaths in Canada (from the Truth...Not Tasers blog [LINK]).


1. Terry Hanna, 51 – Burnaby, BC - April 19, 2003 - RCMP
2. Clayton Willey, 33 – Prince George, BC - July 22, 2003 - RCMP
3. Clark Whitehouse, 34 – Whitehorse, YK - September 2003 - RCMP
4. Ronald Perry, 28 – Edmonton, AB - March 23, 2004
5. Roman Andreichikov, 25 – Vancouver, BC - May 1, 2004
6. Peter Lamonday, 33 – London, ON - May 13, 2004
7. Robert Bagnell, 44 – Vancouver, BC - June 23, 2004
8. Jerry Knight, 29 – Mississauga, ON - July 17, 2004 [that's Peel, not Toronto]
9. Samuel Truscott, 43 – Kingston, ON - August 8, 2004
10. Kevin Geldart, 34 – Moncton, NB - May 5, 2005 - RCMP
11. Gurmeet Sandhu, 41 – Surrey, BC - June 30, 2005 - RCMP
12. James Foldi, 39 – Beamsville, ON - July 1, 2005
13. Paul Saulnier, 42 – Digby, NS - July 15, 2005 - RCMP
14. Alesandro Fiacco, 33 – Edmonton, AB - December 24, 2005
15. Jason Doan, 28 – Red Deer, AB - August 30, 2006 - RCMP
16. James Barber, 25, Ottawa, ON - January 2007
17. Claudio Castagnetta, 32 - Quebec City, QC - September 20, 2007
18. Robert Dziekanski, 40 - Vancouver, BC - October 14, 2007 - RCMP
19. Quilem Registre, 39 - Montreal, QC - October 17, 2007
20. Howard Hyde, 45 - Halifax, NS - November 22, 2007
21. Robert Knipstrom, 36 - Chilliwack, BC - November 24, 2007 - RCMP
22. Jeffrey Marreel, 36 - Norfolk, Ontario - June 23, 2008 - OPP
23. Michael Langan, 17, Winnipeg, MB - July 22, 2008


The Toronto Police Services is the largest municipal police force in Canada, operating in the largest metropolitan area in Canada.

They are notably absent from the above list of taser-associated deaths in Canada.

Coincidence?

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