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.

Friday, July 24, 2009

RCMP - sorry, you have no choice

"As a precondition to the [province] entering into new policing arrangements with the RCMP in 2012," B.C. will contractually require the Mounties to comply with its own polices, rules and procedures regarding the use of CEWs [tasers]. The Mounties could refuse to comply, but this seems unlikely; after all, B.C. is their biggest customer. They will have to follow new rules regarding Taser use and training, or leave. [LINK]

And once they accept these rules in BC, then they'll have little justification for not implementing them across Canada. Assuming they're even offered the choice by the provincial ministers.

And thus follows all of Canada. Domino theory.

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