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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

If police zap each other in the butt for fun, just imagine what goes on when they're dealing with the public...

Two WA police officers have been stood down following claims one used her Taser stun gun to shock her boyfriend at a party. Police said the two officers from Carnarvon, on the WA's mid-north coast, are the subject of an internal investigation regarding the alleged misuse of Tasers. It is alleged that while on duty on July 23, the officer visited her boyfriend at a party, where he asked her to stun him and his friend with the police-issued Taser. ... The alleged incident comes one month after allegations four officers at Rockingham police station, in Perth's south, used Tasers on colleagues during initiation rituals.

Political leaders (assuming that they take their role in society seriously) need to round-up the idiot stun-gun salesmen. If the stun-gun salesmen (they typically control the taser "training") allow - even encourage - this type of attitude, are not brought under control, then there's no hope. Everyone's rights will be endangered by free use of electro-torture devices.

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