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.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bad policy ~AND~ Defective Training

Liberal MP Mark Holland: "I don't see why we can't have policies that say if someone is down on the ground writhing in pain, they shouldn't be hit again with a taser." [LINK]

"Hit him again," is the now world-famous quote from one of the officers. These highly-trained officers apparently cannot distinguish 'writing in pain' from 'fighting'.

It's perfectly self-evident that the taser training is so incredibly bad that it is perfectly reasonable to characterize it as DEFECTIVE. This defective training is Top-Down. All the self-proclaimed 'taser experts' carry the virus. The higher they are up in the Taser fool-chain, the worse their infection.


There's only one cure that will actually work: Moratorium.

It'll capture their attention.
It'll allow time to fix the issue.
It'll put the people back in charge.

I can't see any other course of action that would have the desired effect.

Of course, the main risk of a taser moratorium is that the RCMP (for example) might have to shoot dead "600" people in Canada if they don't have tasers at their disposal. LOL! [LINK]

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