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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Root cause of taser overuse, misuse and abuse identified

All the rules in the world are inadequate when put up against a corporate program of departmental infiltration and a so-called taser 'training' program that obviously is leaving the wrong impression that tasers are fun-filled toys.

Policy insufficient to overcome fun-filled taser "training" (13 January 2010) [LINK]

Wired.com Danger Room (21 January 2010):

Taser to Cops: Never Mind the Courts, Keep on Zappin’ [LINK]

(Image Fair Use claimed.)

Look at the fun that they're having... Laugh-a-minute these tasers are, eh?

The attitude displayed by these guys, with their mindless grins, explains the root cause of so many problems.

This demands significant corrective action. It is a systemic problem because the entire attitude on display here originates from Taser International. There's no point speaking with these individuals. The corrective action needs to be top-down.

If this tasers-R-fun attitude is permitted to continue, then the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers will continue. And people that did nothing to justify potentially-lethal force will continue to die. And lawsuits and massive payouts will continue.

It's stupid. It's evil.

And even if you disagree with those, it's expensive.

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