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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Criminal Code of Canada 269.1 - Torture

269.1 (1) Every [Peace Officer] who inflicts [severe pain] on any other person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

I've rolled up some definitions for your convenience. Please refer to [LINK] for complete details.

The only possible exception listed is as a 'lawful sanction' - but remember, sanctions are the domain of the courts.

It really seems pretty clear that using a taser for 2000-to-1 over-strength pain compliance is strictly illegal.

In other words, (lawful) force is a noun, not a verb.

This is why using the glowing end of a lit cigarette to encourage compliance is illegal. Tasers used in Touch Torture mode are exactly the same.

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