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.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

NSW Australia - 2-year moratorium recommended

The use of Taser weapons by New South Wales Police Force

Report dated 19 November 2008 - [LINK] to .pdf file, about 800KB.

The Ombudsman called for a 2-year halt (a moratorium of a sort) to taser roll-out:

Recommendation # 28. - The NSW Police Force refrain from further extending Taser use by officers, for a period of at least two years.

It's a very good report, but the ombudsman hasn't even touched the back-stories about who, why, what, when and how.

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