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

"Tasers-R-Fun!" training costs Police Sgt his job

A sergeant with the Nogales (Arizona, natch...) Police Department has resigned after allegedly using a taser on a fellow officer last month. Nogales Chief of Police Jeff Kirkham said that on Feb. 8, Sgt. Sergio Bon had "some sort of issue" with a subordinate, at which point Bon pulled out a Taser and used it on the officer.

There may have been some "kidding" involved, Kirkham said. ... [LINK]

This is exactly the sort of attitude that you would expect based on the so-called training. If this is what happens within the police department, magine what happens on the street! It's a tip-of-the-iceberg sign of much deeper and more-widespread very serious problems...

The first step to reducing the evil of tasers would be to examine the so-called training and make sure that the attitude being passed along is aligned with common sense (it's not a harmless toy, it is a weapon that is potentially deadly).

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