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, April 21, 2009

Former RCMP officers disappointed with force

I've seen a few isolated signs of this sort of informed-opinion over the past year or so. But it has grown and grown. Recently I'm seeing it more and more on the on-line comment boards. And I've recently heard some third-hand word-of-mouth information in the same spirit.

On Monday evening (20 April 2009), the CBC National news program had yet another news item about the whole sordid Dziekanski / taser / RCMP fiasco. Two retired RCMP officers gave their opinion about the situation. In short, they're massively embarrassed and disappointed with the present RCMP leadership and the systematic failures.

"They got caught in their own lie."

You can watch the 12m25s video here: [LINK]


From my point of view, views like those expressed by these retired RCMP officers gives me some faith in the future. And I'm glad that they have the moral fortitude to sit down on national TV and say it straight out. There's no Blue Brotherhood of Silence crap from those two fine gentlemen.

Bless their hearts.

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