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, October 5, 2008

First hand report - argument results in torture

A Burnaby man claims police were quick to Taser him during an altercation at Locarno Beach [Vancouver, in British Columbia of course] and that the experience was so excruciating and debilitating that he understands why other victims die. Jean-Pierre Rouilles said yesterday he was jumped by three policemen after getting into an aggressive argument with a lifeguard on Aug. 17, and instead of talking to him the officers pinned him to the sand and tasered him multiple times.

"I felt like I was being electrocuted, I was cooked from inside," he said, adding that after each jolt police ordered him to stop resisting arrest, but that he couldn’t stop convulsing. "It was the most violent experience I’ve ever had … I didn’t have a weapon, I didn’t hurt anyone. ... I’ve been suffering so much because of this," Rouilles said, adding that he’s had convulsions and chronic pain since then. "This is happening to other people all the time … It’s just not right." [LINK]

Tasers do not reduce violence. They are the most evil form of violence: torture.

In Canada they are also legally considered to be a Prohibited Firearm. This classification brings with it many legal restrictions on their use - restrictions which are almost-universally being ignored by Canadian police forces.

There appears to be enough here for a darn good lawsuit.

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