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, June 28, 2009

The SEC works Saturdays?

An interesting pair of hits on the blog within the past hour:

1) Washington, DC arrived directly on post titled "Dr. Mark Kroll's arguments torn to shreds (call the SEC)" [LINK].

2) Washington, DC left via sltrib.com [LINK].


So are NASDEQ-listed companies permitted to have their Directors go out and foist one-sided propaganda onto the unwitting public, while that Director is holding 36,000 TASR stock options, potentially worth many hundreds of thousands of dollars?

I'm not an expert in SEC rules, but I know that they have a lot of rules. I can't believe that a stock-option-laden Company Director would be allowed to issue Letters to the Editor without having them go through proper corporate channels to include the usual disclaimers.

It's not the first time he's done this sort of thing. I can provide pointers to previous examples; my blog e-mail address is near the top of the right hand column.

Maybe this sort of corporate / Director behavior is allowed. But if so, then it shouldn't be.


Disclaimer: Me? I hold no financial interest in the stun gun market, or even anything even remotely related. Zero. Not paid by Amnesty International either. Nothing similar either. This blog is simply intended to address my desire to provide my input into the very important public policy taser debate, on both sides of the 49th parallel.

3 comments:

Excited-Delirium.com said...

I thought that IPICD was Dr. (not a 'real' doctor) John Peters.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

Do you mind to double-check where you've seen "Mr. Bruce L. Smith" before?

I want this blog to be as accurate as possible, even in the comment section. We need a link to the source for this connection.

Thanks.

Excited-Delirium.com said...

OK. To be clear, Mr. Smith is a police training coordinator and is NOT working for IPICD. I'm going to delete some of the comments above since they are incorrect.