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.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dziekanski taser trigger-man sues CBC

RCMP Const. Kwesi Millingto, the officer at Vancouver Airport that tasered (1) Robert Dziekanski, and tasered (2) him again, and tasered (3) him again, and tasered (4) him again, and tasered (5) him again, is suing the CBC for libel. [LINK]

I'm carefully numbering and counting off the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (that's five) taser hits because I certainly wouldn't want to make any factual errors and be sued for libel. Five taser hits. Yes, that is the correct number. 31 seconds total is what was reported. And Mr. Dziekanski, ah, died.

...Millington says his reputation has been seriously injured, he has suffered embarrassment and distress, and has been brought into public ridicule. ...

Yes. Agreed.

Now think, why?

Hint: [LINK]

More: [LINK] [LINK]


Dredd said...

Obviously this fellow has learned to use "overwhelming force" somewhere.

That is current U.S. military doctrine which is taught at war colleges here.

Perhaps it is taught in military colleges everywhere now?

Excited-Delirium.com said...

An internal email from a senior officer reportedly stated that these officers (as a group I guess) had violated something like a half-dozen RCMP policies on dealing with people in this sort of situation. And obviously, that was with the policies at the time.