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.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Canada's new restrictions on Taser Use makes International Headlines

The Straights Times (Singapore) - May 5, 2010

Canada restricts use of Tasers

OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Tuesday restrictions on the use of tasers in reaction to the 2007 death of a Polish man who was zapped five times with a stun gun. Use of the devices should be limited to situations where a subject was or might cause bodily harm and targets should be warned beforehand when feasible, the federal police said. ... The RCMP advised on Tuesday that medical help should be sought prior to using tasers and said it would step up testing after some stun guns were found to give more powerful shocks than the manufacturer's specifications. [LINK]

See also UPI [LINK].

Keep in mind that, unlike Taser International, Canada is generally respected around the world. Influence...

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