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 8, 2009

CPC states that the taser "is a potentially lethal weapon"

A taser "...inflicts great pain on the recipient..." and "...is a potentially lethal weapon." [LINK]

Does this mean that Taser International is going to launch a lawsuit against the CPC too?


For reference - more-complete context (it doesn't change the meaning nor the intent):

Medical caveats such as this do not serve to underscore in the minds of RCMP members that the CEW inflicts great pain on the recipient and that it is a potentially lethal weapon. In my view, if public confidence in the ability of the RCMP to use the CEW appropriately is to be maintained, the RCMP must demonstrate that its members use the CEW judiciously and with discretion. The weapon must not be used precipitously. To achieve this goal, I believe that the RCMP must amend its training regimen to underscore the dangers inherent in the use of the CEW by members.

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