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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"If you just obey, then you won't be tasered." (sic)

The officer used pepper spray and tasered Love while removing him from a Dollar General store bathroom where employees said he had been for more than an hour. They then discovered Love was hearing impaired and was unable to communicate with officers while in the bathroom. [LINK]

This is yet another example of those vunerable being tasered. The stupid advice of "Just obey..." is wrong on so many levels that it's beyond unhelpful. It's based on bad thinking and is actually a bit dangerous in that it encourages such taser abuse.

They attempted to have him booked on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer, but a magistrate refused.

Typical attempted "cover charge".

The magistrate must have been pretty quick thinking. Bless his heart.

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