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.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ozark chief: "Tasers saving lives" (eg. the 10-year-old girl that wouldn't take bath ?)

The full article is only available to subscribers [LINK].

It seems to me that the Ozark police chief needs to shake-off the corporate propaganda and realize that more use of tasers leads to more problems. The sub-headline indicates that his jurisdiction has a higher rate of taser use than even some large cities. This is evidence of taser-use policies cut-and-paste from Taser International.

Positive suggestions: Ozark Police Chief should read the MD AG's report on tasers and consider adopting the stricter taser-use policies. Also, if his attention span will allow it, he should review the Canadian Braidwood Inquiry report into tasers.

His education will be complete when he can correctly answer the following question: Can tasers sometimes, almost randomly, directly or indirectly kill the subject?

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