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, December 22, 2009

And speaking of "textbook" examples...

Textbook - Business Ethics: Case Studies and Selected Readings
By Marianne Moody Jennings
Unit 10 "Business and Government"
Case 10.15 "Taser and Stunning Behavior"

The narrative describes how Taser International essentially infiltrated [my choice of word] police departments and used TASR stock options to buy access to decision makers. The textbook then asks four potentially-awkward questions that many eight year olds would be able to answer correctly.

When 'a certain company' literally (!) becomes a case study in business ethics, it's really time for governments at all levels to start backing away.

You really couldn't make this sh_t up.

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