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.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Inglewood has some policing problems

LA Times (28 Dec. 2008) - In the span of four months this year, Inglewood officers shot and killed four people, three of them unarmed. The Times' review of court documents, law enforcement records and interviews shows that the problem is not new. Five of the 11 people shot and killed by Inglewood police since 2003 were unarmed. ... [LINK]

At this point, some Taser fan-boys would suggest that 'all the world's problems could be solved by giving these trigger-happy Inglewood police officers tasers.

... Two Inglewood officers were involved in using electric taser guns on unarmed suspects four times in five weeks -- including on one man's genitals -- prompting defense attorneys to call them the "Taser Twins."

What's needed here are some (very serious) criminal charges brought against those that break the law... ...even if they carry a badge.

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