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, June 25, 2010

RCMP taser use reduced by about half, 2009 compared to 2008

Vancouver Sun: [LINK]

CPC: [Overview] [Full Report]

This is apparently RCMP only. Looking at these numbers and comparing them to the rate of the police actually firing bullets, it's obvious that taser use has about as much connection to "saving lives" as Taser marketing has to do with the honest truth.

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