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 25, 2009

Let's review that cost-benefit analysis again...

Ottawa, OntarioActing on a request [ouch!] by the Solicitor General of British Columbia, the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) is expanding its Chair-initiated complaint and public interest investigation into all Taser-related in-custody deaths and to look specifically into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Clay Alvin Willey in Prince George, B.C. on July 22, 2003. ... [via LINK]

Taser International's distributor in Canada is located in British Columbia (B.C.).

Tasers were first introduced into Canada in B.C. [LINK] [LINK]

B.C. has historically been a bit of a taser hot spot in Canada in absolute numbers. [LINK] Or even in relative numbers. [LINK]

Taser use in B.C. is the subject of investigation after investigation [LINK], inquest after inquest [LINK], inquiry after inquiry [LINK], complaint after complaint [LINK] [LINK], report after report [LINK], etc.

At first glance, and second and third and fourth glance too, more tasers seems to lead to more problems.

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