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.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Aussie CMC watchdog ravages taser-happy police

The Aussie CMC (Crime and Misconduct Commission, a corruption watchdog) has rejected a secret report by the Queensland Police on a year-long trial of tasers. The report has been characterized as a whitewash designed to ensure minimum controls on the approved full-scale arming of more than 5000 front-line police officers early next year. [LINK]

And that shocking incident involving the little 16-year-old girl (held down and tasered for not moving along while attending to her sick friend) was apparently unreported until recently:

The incident occurred on April 11, the first night of an extension of the police taser trial to general duty officers. Closed circuit television footage of the incident, seen by The Australian, shows an apparent breach of the guidelines in tasering the slightly-built juvenile - who was sitting down in a garden bed the time - where there was no risk of injury to police. The incident involving the girl was one of the only "taser deployments" not publicly revealed during the trial by police. [ibid]

What? Misinformation, whitewashing and under-reporting (a.k.a. lies and deception) on the issue of tasers by the very same police that covet them?

No! Gasp! Say it isn't so!!

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