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, November 30, 2008

RCMP's deadline - 2 weeks and counting

The Parliament of Canada pretty much demanded that the RCMP change their taser policies before the 15th of December. That deadline is now just about two weeks away. I'm sorry if I missed any news releases, but last thing I had heard was some grumbling from the RCMP (as opposed to a snap of the heels and a quick "Yes Sirs and Maams!"). Anything happened?

Given the recent comments by the Solicitor General of Alberta that tasers had saved "thousands" of lives in Alberta (an incredible claim; incredible in so many ways...), there is obviously room in the Laws of Canada to spell out more clearly that which is already the law.

1) Tasers are Prohibited Firearms.
2) Tasering (in many circumstances) clearly meets the definition of 'Torture'.

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