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 12, 2010

"Tasers-R-Fun" OEM-origin propaganda terminates 3 careers

A life-lesson that one is supposed to have learned while still a child is to choose one's friends very carefully. Carried forward in adult (?) life, this should cause a thinking person to pause and think when confronted with a weapons manufacturer that brings an attitude of fun-and-games into the associated training.

Three Tulsa County Sheriff's Office employees have resigned and three others have been disciplined after an internal investigation revealed employee-on-employee use of Taser stun guns. Undersheriff Brian Edwards said he could not give the names of those involved or elaborate on the discipline they received, citing the county's personnel policy. However, according to Tulsa County records and a source who asked to remain anonymous, the employees who resigned were Sgts. Joel Pence and Stephanie Hatter and Deputy Bradlee Odom. ... [LINK]

I'm making an assumption that these incidents (that "...had been occurring over a period of months...") were a playful (sic, and sick...) off-shoot of the tasers-R-fun training propaganda. As opposed to an internal dispute based on true anger.


"The whole key to this story is that it was always employee-on-employee — not on citizens or inmates."

Oh puhleeze... If this is the attitude, then you would have to be an empty-headed moron not to instantly realize that this is an accurate indicator of probably taser misuse and abuse. And taser overuse is thereby incorporated.


Questions:

1) Nobody bothered to check the tasers' deployment counters?

2) What is the rate of taser use in this facility? Anybody tracking?

3) Have you fired the Taser Certified trainers?



Applicable legal concept: "...known, or should have known..."

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