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, November 8, 2010

Australia: "Taser death could ruin careers", says senior cop

Yeah, and it could ruin the victim's entire day too. [sarcasm]
The death in custody of a north Queensland man who was tasered multiple times by police could ruin the careers of the officers involved, an inquest has heard. Townsville region inspector Dominic McHugh told an inquest into the death of Antonio Galeano that the incident might have far-reaching consequences for the officers. "Emotionally, if they can come out of this and continue as police officers good luck to them, but I don't think most of them will," Insp McHugh told the inquest in Townsville on Monday. ... Witnesses reported seeing or hearing Const Myles taser Mr Galeano six or seven times while data recorded by the device showed it had been deployed up to 28 times. ... [LINK]

As much as anyone, police themselves should be questioning the false safety claims and obviously-defective training propaganda promulgated by the deceptive stun gun salesmen.

Maybe they should investigate the stun gun salesmen with respect to criminal fraud charges?

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