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.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Australia: Two officers at the Rockingham police station have been sacked

Officers sacked over taser 'entertainment'
An investigation found the Sergeant and Senior Constable improperly used tasers against other officers as a form of entertainment. Police Commisioner Karl O'Callaghan said he made the decision because neither of the officers told the truth to internal investigators when they were first questioned. ... [LINK]
Merry Christmas. The shopping malls are busy this time of year, perhaps they'll be looking for a few good men to patrol the corridors...

The Police Union expressed surprise at the dismissals:

Union says 'taser' officers should be demoted, not fired
"Yeah, we were absolutely not expecting that they'd be held accountable. Normally we police officers really do expect to get away with serious criminal acts such as these. Frankly, our members are in a state of shock at the new reality - that they need to start behaving as if they're in some sort of civil society. Geesh, the transition is going to be very difficult...", Mr. Armstrong [LINK] did NOT say, but may have been thinking...
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You know, an ounce of common sense - that's all it would take.

An ounce of common sense...

They could hire me at $10,000 per day to come Down Under and explain it to them. They'd all gather in an auditorium, I'd walk out to center stage, check the microphone, and then I'd explain it all to them:

"Good morning.

Stop acting like morons!

Now, who do I see about my cheque?"

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