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 20, 2010

This post may have been edited for sarcastic effect

...the Western Australia government prepares to introduce new laws giving citizens powers to stop and frisk police for tasers without having to prove grounds of suspicion in court.
Ah, that's not quite accurate. Try again.
...the Western Australia government prepares to introduce new laws giving police powers to stop and frisk people for weapons without having to prove grounds of suspicion in court.
The laws would apply to known trouble spots such as the East Perth lock-up.
Ah sh_t. This post has gone off the rails again...

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Okay, more seriously. From [LINK]:
Law Society of WA president Hylton Quail said the misuse of Tasers by police raised serious concerns about police abuse of the proposed stop and search laws. "Incidents involving the inappropriate, reckless and possibly unlawful use of Tasers by police officers show that WA Police should not be given additional powers which will also be open to abuse. No matter what checks and balances are put in place, the fact is that these powers are excessive and a gross infringement of the civil liberties of all of us," Mr Quail said in a statement.
WA Premier Colin Barnett concedes the new laws will compromise civil liberties...

It's not just misuse of tasers.

It's the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers.

And in that order, from most-frequent to most-evil.

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