Taser International's lawyer David Neave must be wondering if he could wear a paper bag over his head this morning. I suppose if a client started coughing-up bits of BBQ Panda during a WWF convention it might be almost as awkward as representing Taser International under these circumstances. Whatever they're paying him, it's not enough.
The Province - Manufacturer's 'fine print' on Taser's risks backs Braidwood [LINK]
The directive, released just two months after Braidwood's first report, is entitled "TASER Training Bulletin 15.0, Medical Research Updated and Revised Warnings."
Jones said the bulletin went even farther than Braidwood in recommending how it should be deployed against human beings. "Aiming away from the heart was not among the commissioner's recommendations, though he recognized its value in training situations."
The government lawyer questioned why Taser is pressing its case if it doesn't disagree with the commissioner.
"It's hard to say why. Perhaps it is because Commissioner Braidwood's views were clear, plainspoken and widely and prominently disseminated, where Taser's own indistinguishable conclusion . . . is tucked away among fine print," Jones said.
The Taser admission renders the petition "futile" and thus unsuitable for judicial review, he argued. ...
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