Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

16-year-old waits eight long years for the possible start of justice

Eight farging years...

The disciplinary hearing for an Edmonton police officer accused of deploying a Taser on a 16-year-old boy eight times in one minute in 2002 got underway Monday. Const. Mike Wasylyshen faces five charges under the Police Service Regulation of the Police Act, including two counts of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority and three counts of insubordination. ... [LINK]
In 2005, a provincial court judge ruled the police officers who arrested him had violated the teen's rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Judge Jack Easton called the officers' actions "cruel and unusual" treatment. Acting police chief Darryl da Costa dismissed allegations of abuse against Wasylyshen later that year and said the officer wouldn't face any charges because the accusations were unfounded.

Police should NEVER be permitted to police themselves.


Their worldview (judging by their actions, and their inactions) is highly distorted.

Actions that are obviously "cruel and unusual" become what-seems-like a good idea.

Acts that should be considered criminal, are ignored.

Has anyone had a little sit-down chat with Darryl da Costa yet?

If police are going to "police" themselves, then any whitewashing or inaction should be the ultimate double-or-nothing game. Automatic jail terms for anything resembling a coverup, minimizing, or whitewash.

If they believe that they're doing a good job, let's see them put their *sses on the line.


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