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

Taser use acceptable, "...because it's a good deterrent."

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa offered his opinion that the use of a taser on the exuberant baseball fan was appropriate, "I just think it's acceptable, because it's a good deterrent." [LINK]


Yes siree Bob. That's exactly what we need. The police using human cattle-prods because they're "a good deterrent".

Maybe anyone caught exceeding the speed limit should be pistol-whipped by the officer right on the spot. A good deterrent.

How about an immediate 'Crown of Thorns' for anyone daring to back-talk to an authority figure? A good deterrent. Anyone object?

Yep, police-imposed deterrents would certainly eliminate the requirement for that pesky legal system with all them-there courts.


It only takes a smidgen of common sense to realize that this sort of highly ill-informed attitude is a huge danger to everyone's hard-won freedom. Not just those that run around the playing field at a professional sports event.

Geesh - they should really reinstate Grade 6 'Civics' classes ASAP.

1 comment:

NickB said...

haha what nobody is really understanding is that a. Tony La Russa is a moron and b. we should definitely be subjecting 17 year old streakers to lethal force, because, after all, we don't want anyone running on the field and embarrassing the fat cops who can't even catch him.