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 25, 2010

Two B.C. cops charged over Taser jolt on 73-year-old

Globe and Mail [LINK]

A member of the RCMP and a member of the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service have been charged with assault in the tasering of a 73-year-old man while in hospital. ...the man, while in hospital, was subjected to a single application of force from a Taser wielded by the RCMP officer in the Touch-Torture (TM) mode. The man suffered a facial laceration requiring sutures. ... Constable Mitchell Spears, a member of the RCMP with two years experience, has been charged with one count of assault and one count of assault with a weapon. Constable Ken Jensen of the transit police has been charged with one count of assault.

A bit of a milestone...

Is everyone paying attention?

I think I'll open a bottle of bubbly tonight.

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