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.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Police pandemonium in Peoria (the video)

In this incident, you can clearly see that the police taser is being used in Touch Torture mode for no other reason except to provide street-level electro-punishment (torture, pure and simple) to the subject.

Watch the video at 1:37 (cop enters frame carrying taser) to 1:51 (starts torturing victim).

Judge and jury? Bah! Not required. These cops make up their own wild-west street level justice.

Given the fact that tasers are used far more often than the police have historically used their guns, this sort of taser use is obviously far too common.

Thankfully, the cops in this case have been charged.

And note that Taser International will not make any statement about this all-too-typical application of their pocket-sized torture toy. Their silence is telling.



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