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

Stench of 'Police State' associated with tasers

Do tasers replace guns, or do tasers replace fundamental freedoms?

During a meeting over insurance levies, Aussie state New South Wales Police Minister Tony Kelly allegedly told an insurance lobbyist:

"I wish I had a f_cking taser here right now. I would taser you." [LINK]

Presumably because the minister disagreed with the lobbyist.

Note - this is the NSW Police Minister !!!

Police Minister Kelly has clearly revealed his instinctive assumption that the true purpose of tasers is to control people (even in the exercise of their fundamental rights and freedoms) by means of threats of torture. Just in case you had any doubt...

If this report is true, then this foul-mouth freedom-threatening slime-bag has no place in the Aussie halls of power. Six months in the slammer for uttering threats might send a very useful message.

Let's play Spot The Trend in Australia Taser News:

More on Police taser 16-year-old girl [LINK]

Usage creep? Or creepy usage?

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