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 17, 2009

Inmate gains control of asylum - two detention officers tasered

File under "ROLLS-EYES".

...officer then attempted to taser the inmate through the door opening, however the taser did not affect the inmate and he pulled one of the taser probes out of himself. Then armed with a replacement taser cartridge, the detention officer deployed it onto the inmate and entered the cell. Inmate ... forced the taser device from the officer's hand while the device cycled and pressed it to the officer's upper right chest "drive stunning" him. The officer then struck the inmate, causing him to drop the taser which then slid under the bunk in the cell. The inmate then grabbed the device, reactivated it and tasered the other detention officer in the upper torso. [LINK]

Sooner or later, an officer is going to coincidentally die of "excited delirium" immediately after being repeatedly tasered in the chest by an offender.

Perhaps the inmates should be reminded that detention officers are not to be tasered in the "upper chest", nor in the "upper torso". Such locations are not in accordance with the recently-updated taser targeting guidelines.

A sternly-worded memo needs to be issued to all inmates and offenders.


Geesh - it's like herding cats...

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