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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Damn lie: Tasers would "...only be used in strictly controlled situations."

The use of Tasers by police forces across the [UK] Midlands has hit record numbers with two potentially deadly incidents now taking place EVERY DAY. Cops have used the controversial stun guns twice as many times in the last 12 months as in the previous five years combined. ...
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As I've pointed out many times before, tasers are used about one hundred times as often as guns ever would have been used. The police in the UK are historically unarmed, so I'm not sure what baseline could be used.

But it's obvious that these portable electro-torture devices are being used as a street level ASBO, without all that pesky due-process.

Trust me. It's all going to go pear shaped, and it'll all end in tears.

Fact: tasers can kill. Randomly. Without warning.

Police taser one too many ASBO-child and they'll end up with a death on their hands.

Watch for an outbreak of "excited delirium" in the UK.

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