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.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Queensland, Aus. := British Columbia, Can.

The Queensland CMC report concludes that tasers can kill, but it stops short of scrapping them.

Basically, it's very nearly an Australian version of the Canadian Braidwood Inquiry into tasers.

The conclusion that tasers can kill is critically important. With such an acknowledgement, more reasonable policy will naturally flow. In the absence of such a taser-death link, the tasers will continue to be used on elderly drivers of antique tractors, or on little girls, or other abhorent examples.

What's still missing is the inevitable result of Taser International's liability-multiplying denials of any such risks. They've basically bet the company that nobody would ever connect the dots. And now the dots have been connected by many. Tasers "can kill".

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