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.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reminder: Alberta SG Fred Lindsay on tasers

Keep in mind, this guy made decisions.

Fred Lindsay, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security for Alberta (from 14 December 2006 until 13 January 2010) said, "I want to go on record as saying that of all the thousands of times that a Taser has been used in this province, it has saved thousands of lives."
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Ah, yeah. If it weren't for tasers, police in Alberta would have been forced to use lethal force on THOUSANDS of Albertans. A murderous rampage not seen since Pol Pot. That's exactly what he is quoted as having said.

See previous posts [LINK] and [LINK].

The real question is why wasn't this insane claim mocked more widely? Why haven't I found any evidence that it's ever been withdrawn, corrected or clarified? I mean, what's up with that!?!?

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