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.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Hey, wanna play around with my gun?"

A police officer on off-duty rent-a-cop detail reportedly loaned his taser to a full time security employee who then promptly fired it off into another employee. Just fooling around in the way encouraged by the obviously-defective (incomplete? ineffective?) taser training (compare with how police generally treat their sidearms). [LINK]

I don't know what sort of mikey-moose operation they're running there, but this sort of goofing around can be dangerous.

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