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, October 18, 2008

Disturbing keyword: "expert"

Crown wants more evidence on fatal YVR Taser incident

Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun, 16 October 2008 - The Crown is seeking further materials before deciding whether charges are warranted against RCMP officers involved in a fatal incident a year ago when a Polish man was jolted with a Taser at Vancouver International Airport. "We're awaiting further materials, including expert reports," Stan Lowe of the B.C. criminal justice branch said Wednesday. "Once we have those, we will continue to expedite the process." Lowe declined to provide an estimate of how much longer the charge assessment process may take. [LINK]

This news comes about one year after the famous incident where Robert Dziekanski, age 40, was killed (or coincidentally died) at Vancouver airport immediately after being tasered several times.

When I see them seeking 'expert reports' it makes me wonder what they want to see in such reports... And who are the so-called 'experts' that will write these reports?

I'm very suspicious of this.

Mark these words and we'll see...

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