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.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Zealand going taser-stupid

Despite the Independent Police Conduct Authority ["Authority"? LOL] thinking it should be standard practice, incidents of police firing the Taser device will no longer be routinely reviewed. Police Minister Judith Collins actually said, "We're not going to have investigations every time a Taser is used. Blah blah blah. We get police officers shot, beaten up, eaten by lions. Blah blah blah. I don't want these Tasers to be such a problem for police that they don't use them because they're worried they're going to get hauled through a huge IPCA investigation. Blah blah blah..."
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Ms. Collins is something of an expert [LOL] on the subject: "...If the alternative is the gunshot, I would say even a 50,000-volt electric shock from a Taser is a better result than a gunshot."

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