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 the world

Reuters - Canada's Mounties slammed in fatal Taser case

* RCMP acted prematurely and inappropriately, report says
* Mounties wanted report's release delayed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police acted prematurely and inappropriately in their use of [an X26 taser] in an incident at Vancouver airport that led to death of a Polish immigrant... Robert Dziekanski died in October 2007 shortly after he was repeatedly shocked with a Taser stun gun and subdued by RCMP officers..... [LINK]


Geesh. With friends like Taser International, who needs enemies?

(Much of this mess can be linked back to their false claims of essentially perfect safety with respect to inherent internal risk factors such as cardiac effects. They could solve most of the problems with an honest two-page memo. Don't hold your breath.)

UPDATE: RCMP featured in the New York Times [LINK].

Also, UPI [LINK].

Also, AHN [LINK].

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