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.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A certain je ne sais quoi

A French court has imposed an immediate moratorium on tasers, for all local (municipal) police, until the training, and I presume the associated Taser Use Policies, are brought up to acceptable standards. [LINK]

"Documents leaked from the Interior Ministry in November 2008 claimed that the Taser has been moved from the category of 'non-lethal' weapon to 'reduced lethality'."

"reduced lethality" as compared to what? Guns? But are tasers used strictly in place of guns? Or whenever the officer feels like it?

If tasers are used in place of lower and safer (with respect to death) forms of force, then they should categorized as "increased lethality" weapons.

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