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.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Headline: "Officer Accused of Abusing Toddlers with Taser" (sic)

This will keep them busy...

"A spokesperson with the Stark County Jail tells Fox 8 News that a part-time police officer has been charged for allegedly abusing his girlfriend's young children with a weapon similar to a Taser." [LINK]

Apparently, the device was not actually a Taser brand taser.

But I wonder if he was trained within the Taser International training and certification scheme? Hey, I'm just asking....

UPDATE: Fox updated the headline to "Taser-like". LOL.

Note: The entire point of this post is the "Taser" versus "Taser-like", which is why the post title includes the disclaimer "(sic)".

UPDATE: Hey! Here's another one!

"Police Officer Accused Of Using Taser On Girlfriend's Kids" (sic)

Here, I'll be nice and provide a [LINK].

Don't blame them for the error. They see electo-torture evil and they just naturally think: "Taser". It's an establish characteristic of the brand name. Sort of like as with "Nazi", "Satan", that sort of thing.

Maybe it's time for a rebranding exercise.

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