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, October 11, 2010

Australia: Crimes by officials captured on video need "complaint"?

DPP considers charging officers over repeated tasering [LINK]

Kevin Spratt was tasered 13 times by two officers at the East Perth Watch-House, while nine other officers looked on. WA Police commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says at the time of the incident, Mr Spratt indicated to the Aboriginal Legal Service he did not want to launch legal action. He says Mr Spratt has now changed his mind and he believes his wishes must be taken into account.

So crimes by officials, captured on official video recordings, still need a formal complaint from the victim to proceed?!?

WTF?!??

What about a case of murder? Does the victim of murder need to fill out an official complaint in order for justice to be served?

So why is the victim required to do anything in such a clear-cut case of torture?

Obviously this is more about 'The Blue Brotherhood of Silence' than anything else.

This is CLEARLY an abject failure by the chain of command. With such clear-cut evidence available (official video), there is ZERO excuse for not acting on it at the time.

If this is unclear in your mind, then replace the electro-torture with (for example) rape or murder to see how it logically unfolds. Get it?

FAIL.

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