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 29, 2009

Braidwood can find fault against four RCMP officers

Geesh - it's as if all the courts want to rush out their judgments before the new year.

VANCOUVER (National Post) -- A finding of misconduct may be considered against four RCMP officers involved in the Tasering of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski, the B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled.

Constables Bill Bentley, Kwesi Millington, Gerry Rundel and Cpl. Monty Robinson had earlier applied to the courts to have the notice of misconduct quashed, arguing the head of a provincial inquiry into Mr. Dziekanski's Tasering and subsequent [almost instantaneous] death has no authority over members of a federally regulated police force.

The case was dismissed initially by a B.C. Supreme Court judge. In a written decision released Tuesday, the Court of Appeal unanimously agreed to uphold the lower court's decision. ... [LINK]

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