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 7, 2010

Aron Firman's attributed to taser

Aron Firman, 27, Collingwood, ON - June 24, 2010 - OPP

...In his report, Ian Scott, director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), attributed Firman’s death to the deployment of the Taser, but said the device is characterized as “less lethal,” which led the officer to reasonably believe it would not cause death. ... [via TNT]

24 June 2010 is a bit late to be using the excuse that they "...didn't get the memo."

Although this is "a good excuse" (sic!) for the officer, it also opens up the OPP to perfect liability for not communicating the true facts about tasers and safety; facts that have widely known since well before June 2010.

This outcome crumbles under the weight of its own self-contradictions.

June 2010?

Didn't know?

Puhleeze...

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PS: This news just in! Tasers can cause death. Gee, do ya think?

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