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: Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe spouts BS

...Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe said he had no concerns about any of the cases. "I would rather see the device discharged than recourse to the next step," he actually said. "And the next step is discharge of firearms." [LINK]

Bull sh_t!

That's not even a good lie.

The basic BS claim here is that if tasers were not available, then the police would have been forced to shoot-to-death all the subjects in these cases.

People acting strange - BANG!
People threatening suicide - BANG!
People struggling in a cell - BANG!

This is such obvious bullocks that I don't believe I even need to formulate an explicit rebuttal.

But just look at the numbers of taser deployments and imagine if the police killed that many (additional!) Australians.

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