Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino

UPDATE (3 Feb 2010) - OPP's Fantino hails dropped charges [LINK]

CBC - ...A summons was issued Friday against Fantino on one count of influencing or attempting to influence municipal officials... Gary McHale, an activist....has been pushing to have Fantino charged after he sent an email allegedly telling the mayor and councilors in Caledonia not to attend McHale's rallies. ... [LINK]

We have heard from OPP Commish Fantino before on the subject of tasers:

A tool unlike any other (26 August 2008) [LINK][LINK]

Tasers are what's 'off the rails' (27 August 2008) [LINK]

Herding cats... (28 February 2009) [LINK]

In the following, it seemed that what we were hearing was a script, almost certainly provided by Taser International, being read by Mr. Fantino.

Adding words to gain back lost territory (4 March 2009) [LINK]

Taser fan-boys spout Taser-provided propaganda (25 February 2009) [LINK] ...When asked to cite a single study, Fantino shot back, "Do your own homework."

I have, Sunshine. I have.


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