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.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

RCMP Watchdog report on taser use in Dziekanski death due

Paul Kennedy, chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, is expected to release his report into the death of Robert Dziekanski on Tuesday. The first independent report into Robert Dziekanski's death after being stunned at the Vancouver airport is expected to be released Tuesday. The report by the Commissioner for Public Complaints Against the RCMP Paul Kennedy is expected to review how officers acted the night Dziekanski died at Vancouver's airport in October 2007.

Dziekanski died minutes after he was stunned repeatedly with a taser by the RCMP, who were responding to a disturbance call in the airport arrivals lounge of the airport.

Kennedy has the power to recommend discipline - but most reports by his commission examine policies or procedures and suggest appropriate changes. The report is also expected look at the subsequent police investigation. ... [LINK]

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