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.

Friday, October 15, 2010

NSW cops need *LESS* Taser training

I've made the following statement on numerous occasions and I'll repeat again here.

I don't care if the police are equipped with fricken Flamethrowers. But if the manufacturer of the flamethrowers claims that they are "perfectly safe", and also claims that any crispy-fried humans must be due to purely-coincidental 'Spontaneous Human Combustion', then that's where I would get mightily pissed off.

I trust that the parallels are perfectly clear.

It's the honesty and accuracy of the information that surrounds the weapon that's critically important. Bad information from deceptive salesmen can skew the moral equation into the realm of pure evil.

Judging by results (ahem...), the Taser Training is clearly defective.

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The Aussie Libs are suggesting that additional "Taser Training" is required. [LINK]

Poor word choice.

Australia (and almost everywhere...) needs much LESS so-called training that is in any way traceable back to the deceptive stun gun salesmen. Those fork-tongued b_stards are the crux of the problem. The false claims of taser safety have led directly to the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers.

You need LESS Taser training and more 'Use Of Force' Training (ref. City of Ottawa, Canada).

You need LESS Taser training and more Verbal De-escalation training.

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