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.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Incomplete list: "lawful, reasonable and proportionate"

But the Home Office stressed police could use any weapon they saw fit as long as its use was "lawful, reasonable and proportionate".
[via TNT]

"lawful, reasonable and proportionate"

How about the following?

Not marketed with false promises of effectivity and non-lethality?

Accompanied by honest, unbiased, complete training that isn't controlled by the slick-talking, fork-tongued(*) stun gun salesmen?

(* The test for honesty is very simple - if they claim that the X26 taser {for example} is inherently safe, as opposed to carrying a risk of death, then they're not being honest. By this simple test can the honesty of your local stun gun salesmen be judged.)

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