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, November 13, 2009

Eugene, OR considering tightening taser policy

Eugene, OR - “The use of Tasers has been pretty controversial in the community and it keeps getting on the front page of the paper,” City Council President Alan Zelenka said. “With the number of incidents that have occurred around the use of Tasers, I just thought it was appropriate for the council to weigh in and see if there are changes that we may want to make.” [LINK]

Update: See also [LINK].

Changes to taser policies? To cut back on overuse, misuse and abuse? OMG.

Here, let me save you quite a bit of time and money. Google "Braidwood Inquiry".


Gee, I wonder if this is the begining of a new trend?

Fayetteville, AR - Sargent Bill Phelan says ... they're changing their taser rules just as a proactive measure. The old rule said police could tase anyone who displayed verbal non-compliance. For example, if an officer told you to put your hands up and you refused, you could have been tased. Now, the officer must percieve physical or verbal aggression before the weapon is used. ... [LINK]

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