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.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Victory for common sense in Victoria (Australia)

Victoria Police (Australia) have all but ruled out ever changing their decision not to arm every officer with a Taser stun gun.

Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe yesterday dashed the hopes of the Police Association, which is pushing for Tasers for all. He told the Herald Sun it was unlikely the force would review its Taser decision in the near future.

"I don't think we are going to be in the position of revisiting the Taser issue on an annual basis," Mr Walshe said. "From our perspective, we don't see Tasers as being the panacea to all issues." [LINK]

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