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, December 30, 2009

Children and elderly - hardly credible threats .: excessive force

If you contemplate the fundamental message arising from the recent 9th Circuit Court decision, it's clear that it will be extreme legal jeopardy for an officer to deploy his taser against young children or the elderly.

And before those involved start to regale us with tales demonstrating the potential for extreme danger when dealing with cranky toddlers, it might be worth trying to find a copy of Monty Python's "Killer Bunny Rabbit" skit [Here: YouTube] to put things into perspective.

No comments: