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 23, 2009

Tasers "...sweeping restrictions..." likely

If this news report is true, then my work may be nearing an end. Sweet.

From [LINK]


CTN News has learned that the head of a public inquiry is poised to recommend sweeping restrictions on the use of Taser guns

Former justice Thomas Braidwood has spent months studying the controversial police weapon

On Thursday afternoon, he is expected to announce his long-awaited recommendations.

CTV News has learned that those recommendations will include severe restrictions on the use of Tasers by police.

What this means will become clearer on Thursday, but this will undoubtedly change the way police use the weapon and could result in fewer Tasers on the street.

All of this comes almost two years after the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski, who died of cardiac arrest after being shocked five times by the RCMP at Vancouver International Airport.

The RCMP have said they would respect Braidwood's recommendations and adopt them nation-wide.

B.C.'s new Solicitor General Kash Heed will hold a news conference right after Braidwood's announcement on Thursday afternoon.

These developments indicate that the stage is set for sweeping changes in the use of Tasers in B.C. and most likely right across the country.

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