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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Greater Sudbury is "unlikely"

From the previous post...

The [Vancouver PD] report noted that it is “unlikely that other jurisdictions experienced such a similar decrease”, but then again no explanation for that statement was offered. [LINK]

But - Greater Sudbury's force also saw a decrease in 2008, with 23 firings from 55 in 2007. [LINK]


Some taser fan-boys would make claims that effectively imply (almost threaten) that - for example - the police in Greater Sudbury would have been forced to shoot to death about 32 people (during 2008) to make up for the reduction in taser (mis..., over-..., ab...) use.

In such cases, I recommend calling their bluff.

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