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.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lawyer fails Law 101

The officers' lawyers, Ted Buck and Karen Cobb, said the officers made the right decision under the circumstances they faced. "Police officers have to have the ability to compel people to obey their lawful orders," Buck said. ... [LINK]

It's a true statement - assuming it's a "Police State".

In fact, what he said is the perfect definition of a "Police State". Where the police can march around in their jack boots and force people to obey. The vast majority of even the police wouldn't want to live in such a land.

In jurisdictions where The Rule of Law applies, then the police would simply add "Failure To Obey A Lawful Order" to the list of charges. But they'd still have to limit themselves to minimal lawful force ('force - the noun').

Compel is 'force - the verb'.

And that's pure and unadulterated evil to its very core.

It's also exactly what the taser is used for when it is used to force (the verb) people to obey by way of electro-torture.

In the incident in question here, the taser was used to electro-torture a 7-months pregnant woman that refused to sign a traffic ticket. Marketing nause about sword-weilding lunatics that can be saved are the minority - the more common application of tasers is to electro-torture citizens that fail to obey.

By the way - Many jurisdictions do not require motorists to sign traffic tickets and their traffic court systems appear to function effectively. But other jurisdictions (the STUPID ones!!) demand that motorists sign the ticket for some officious purpose. It's obviously not really an essential step since many jurisdictions don't need it. Obviously it is simply not worth the down-sides. You'd need to be in a "Police State" to enforce such silly procedural rules. "Sign the ticket or we will taser-torture you half-to-death!" Idiots!

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