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.

Friday, April 16, 2010

BART yanks tasers

The BART (SF Bay Area Rapid Transit) Police Department has stripped its officers of tasers on Thursday, after a veteran sergeant in a moving patrol car fired his taser several days ago at the 13-year-old boy, who was fleeing from an altercation at BART's Richmond station on a bicycle. ... BART officials, who said officers would be retrained to use the [potentially-deadly, much-abused, propaganda-laced] devices. ... [LINK]

Repeat after me:

So-called "training" (traceable to the manufacturer) that is so bad that the only word to describe it is DEFECTIVE.

It's so bad that BART has to yank tasers (effectively a self-imposed moratorium) to gain the full attention of the taser-happy officers.

Is there anyone out there still in denial that there are major problems with tasers?

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