Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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, May 24, 2009

Braidwood Inquiry Phase 2 drawing to a close

The Briadwood Inquiry [LINK] into the death of Robert Dziekanski is drawing to a close. [LINK]

The Government of British Columbia has appointed the Honourable Thomas R. Braidwood, QC as the head of two inquiries. The first commission of inquiry is a "study" commission to report on the use of conducted energy weapons (Tasers) in British Columbia, and to make recommendations respecting their appropriate use. The second commission of inquiry is a "hearing and study" commission to provide the Dziekanski family and the public with a complete record of the circumstances of Mr. Robert Dziekanski’s death and to make recommendations the Commissioner considers necessary and appropriate. Thomas R. Braidwood, QC, the sole commissioner for these inquiries, is a former judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia and Yukon Territory. ...

The report from the first phase, a study commission broadly examining Taser use, is apparently due by the end of June. [LINK]

For the second inquiry into the death (killing) of Mr. Dziekanski, lawyers will make closing submissions in mid-June. Braidwood will then write his final report, which could be ready by the fall.

For some reason, the word "scathing" just popped into my mind. I'm not sure why...

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