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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Taser QotW: "magic wand"

"The misapprehension by many police officers is that the taser is a magic wand," Cal Potter (lawyer). "What it does is it compounds the situation exponentially." [LINK]

I wonder where the police officers might have gotten the idea that the taser is a "magic wand"? Maybe from the clearly defective training standards supplied by the manufacturer?

Other taser critical commentators have said the some police seem to consider the taser to be a "mute button" for subjects that they consider are talking back too much.

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