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, January 6, 2010

Searching for a policy that can read minds and predict the future

Every now and then, I'm actually frightened by something I read.

"...Critics argue that the policy is too lenient and allows police to use stun guns in response to nothing more than verbal resistance. But it will prove difficult to create a policy that differentiates between passive verbal resistance and verbal resistance that presages an immediate physical threat. ..." [LINK]

I've highlighted in bold the section that is insane.

Or maybe the phrase "...it will prove difficult..." is intended to be humourous.

If it's not intended to be a joke, then I strongly suggest that those involved set their sights a bit lower. Expecting to provide policy that will assist officers to read minds and predict the future is a form of insanity.

When citizens and political leaders ask their police department to be more proactive, they didn't mean it in the sense of 'Minority Report' (the movie [LINK]).

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