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.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ah, that's called TORTURE

Kevin Spratt was tasered 'to force compliance'

The first officer to taser Kevin Spratt at a Perth watchhouse concedes he used the weapon to force the Aboriginal man to obey his orders, a corruption hearing has heard. ... [LINK]

Clearly, using severe pain to force (verb) or coerce someone to do something meets the exact internationally-agreed definition of "Torture".

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Hints:

Notice that "lawful force" is a noun.

Using severe pain to "force" (the verb) someone to obey you is Torture.

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