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 18, 2010

The ugly truth about tasers in Western Australia

First, it's nothing against Western Australia in particular. Many jurisdictions around the world have been fooled by the deceptive stun gun salesmen. This level of utter false promises and deception is common.

Tasers were introduced in Western Australia in 2007 to "prevent injury". Now they account for 65 per cent of reported 'uses of force'. The use of pepper spray, another option, decreased significantly, while the use of firearms has doubled. And Tasers are being used not to prevent injury, as intended, but to enforce compliance with police orders, especially against Aboriginals and the mentally ill. [LINK]

So tasers were introduced with all the flowers-and-butterflies promises of "reducing injury".

Then, exactly as happened in the USA, police use of firearms was INCREASED when tasers were introduced. This is a big fat clue that tasers are more often than not an escalation in violence over what would otherwise have been used.

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I realize that some people are more sensitive than others, but even the most rabid pro-taser fan boy must stop and take a deep breath and admit to himself that tasers are being overused and misused and abused.

And these acts are often pure EVIL.

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