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, November 1, 2008

Taser's French distributor loses libel case

SMP Technologies, which supplies tasers to the French police and military, has responded to criticism with a series of legal challenges. They've lost the first case. [LINK]

The head of this silly firm, Antoine Di Zazzo, was recently arrested (along with several fan-boy police officials). Taser disavows any relationship to this loon (well, except that they are still a distributor for Taser - no sign of ending this relationship?).

Some other notable quotes from this story:

The Paris high court, however, threw out SMP's claim, ruling that RAID-H's leaflets had contributed to an international debate on health and safety that was in the public interest and had not abused its right to free speech.

United Nations Committee Against Torture warned that “the use of these weapons causes severe pain constituting a form of torture, and that in some cases it may even cause death."

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