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.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Police defend taser use on newborn baby

Okay, post title is pure sarcasm.

But more seriously, are there any limits?

From little girls [LINK] and school children [LINK] [LINK], all the way up to 80+ year old men [LINK], there doesn't appear to be any limits. And it's very obvious that relying on common sense is not an effective approach.

If there are no limits, if police or "Security" (sic) can taser 16-year-old girls, or can taser a 14-year-old autistic boy until he is unconcious [LINK], and can carry tasers in middle schools and elementary schools [ibid], then nursaries are next. If you disagree, then what's the limit?

How about a six year old? [LINK]

Are staff in nursing homes going to start using electro-torture to keep the elderly in line?

I can't accuse Taser International of remaining silent on the issue of tasering children. They have no problem with it at all, and assure everyone that tasers-R-safe for anyone at all, even children, so long as they weigh at least 60 pounds. I'm not sure what happens to 59 pound children; perhaps they explode (?).

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