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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Reasonable Force vs. Torture - how to distinguish?

Using common sense, as would be defined by The Man on the Clapham Omnibus (an average Joe), it is really quite simple to distinguish the two.

'Reasonable force' can be recognized by the subject responding by saying something like, "Ouch, hey that lawful force that you're applying is extremely uncomfortable to the point of being downright painful."

'Torture' can be recognized by the subject falling down, involuntarily writhing on the floor in sheer agony, and screaming like an animal being slaughtered.

Any questions?

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