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.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

RCMP in the eyes of Canadians

CBC News - Report slams RCMP in airport Taser death [LINK]

There are more than 400 500 600 very nearly more than 700 comments.

Overwhelmingly not in support of the RCMP's behaviour in this incident and afterward.

UPDATE: The most 'Agreed' comment is from 'Keon Fan'. It is "Tasers don't make cops bad; they just make bad cops worse."

Although I agree with the spirit of this comment, I believe that the taser "training" (sic) is fully capable of brainwashing gullible officers. They're left with the distinct impression that tasers are safe. Judging by the many taser trigger-happy incidents over recent years, it is crystal clear that the graduates of the taser brainwashing academy have not been informed that tasers can kill, directly or indirectly.

So although tasers themselves might not make a good police officer bad, the mandatory taser brainwashing that has accompanied the taser is perfectly capable of making a gullible police officer into a dangerously misled and taser armed officer.

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