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.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Surprise of the day: police clear police of wrongdoing after they beat the wrong man

Just another example of why police are simply incapable of investigating each other.
Yao Wei Wu was dragged out of his east Vancouver home in January and severely beaten by two undercover officers who were responding to a domestic assault call but went to the wrong address.
The Delta Police department was called in to conduct an investigation independent (sic) of the Vancouver police, and their conclusion is that the officers are not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Laundry list of errors:
1) Sending "undercover" police to knock on a man's door at 2am. Stupid.
2) Going to the wrong fricken door. Really stupid.
3) Failing to exercise appropriate caution given unreliable info. Stupid.
4) Making and acting on single-thought assumptions. Unsmart.
5) Unnecessary roughness. Dangerous.

I think it's pretty obvious what's really going on here.

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