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

Taser fan-boys spout Taser-provided propaganda

...The Canadian Police Association and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police held a news conference Tuesday to outline a 13-point position paper on conducted energy weapons. ...Police alluded to multiple studies that disputed Tasers’ capacity to kill but couldn’t name a single research paper they’d consulted when pressed repeatedly for specific citations... They said 150 studies have failed to find a link between tasers and deaths. However, they repeatedly refused to say which studies they had consulted before developing their Taser policy. "Do your own homework," Fantino shot back when asked to cite a single study. "There’s 150 studies worldwide."... [LINK]

"There's 150 studies worldwide" is a registered trademark of Taser International (*).

(* Not really. But it originates from them.)

These guys are spouting Taser-provided propaganda and taking it at face value. They should try some independent thinking for a change. It may require a moratorium to capture their attention and have their minds released from Taser's influence. There may be no other approach that will have the requried effect.

...acknowledged that tasers had been used too often. And they conceded that the weapon has been used in cases where suspects presented no threat. "Everybody is basically coming around to the point where they’ve agreed that there has to be some active resistance on people’s behalf," said Tom Kaye, vice-president of the association of police chiefs. "It’s got to be some kind of assaultive, combative behaviour. There’s got to be some threat to the officers or some threat to the public. . . . I’m not saying that’s always been the case." He added that the weapon may have been used to force peaceful suspects to comply — and that such use by officers was "not correct."

Yeah - no sh_t Einstein. You numbskulls have been TORTURING hundreds (thousands?) of victims for the past several years, which should get you up to 14 years in the slammer.

So when did you figure this out? Yesterday? Duh!

...the associations said Elliott’s observation that tasers can kill had been twisted out of context.

Twisted? Here are the exact words:

"The RCMP's revised [Taser] policy underscores that there are risks associated with the deployment of the device and emphasizes that those risks include the risk of death, particularly for acutely agitated individuals." [LINK]

Yeah, I can see how that might be misinterpreted.

What he meant to say was "...risk of bad breath..."

Yeah... Halitosis. That's what he was saying...

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