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.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Australia: Taser-torture victim Kevin Spratt 'reads the Riot Act' to Police Commish

Kevin Spratt demands release of second Taser footage

Taser [-torture] victim Kevin Spratt has written to Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan and Attorney General Christian Porter demanding access to [a video] of a second Taser attack and a copy of his criminal record by 2pm tomorrow. ... [LINK] [via TNT]

But Mr. Spratt yesterday claimed Mr. Porter was deliberately finding ways to stall the [video] being released. "It must show shocking violence against me because, after the Corrective Services Officers took me out of the cell, I had a busted shoulder, a punctured lung and had to be admitted through the emergency department of Royal Perth Hospital for surgery," he said.

Mr. Spratt has also asked Mr O'Callaghan for a copy of his criminal record after it was leaked to the media. The leak is currently being investigated by the Corruption and Crime Commission, with Mr Spratt saying it was misleading and inaccurate.

Mr. Spratt even used the 'T' word ("...tortured by your personnel...") in his demand letter. And justifiably so, by any reasonable standard.

Sounds to me like 'the authorities' in Western Australia are going to have their own heads handed to them on a silver platter.

It's gonna be a treat to watch this play out.

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