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, December 3, 2010

Western Australia - catching up with common sense

Western Australia Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has announced a major policy change on Tasers, saying the stun guns should now only be used when officers believe they are at risk of serious injury. Mr. O'Callaghan said the WA Police Professional Standards Division would also review police use-of-force incidents captured on CCTV to determine if police accounts of incidents matched the tapes. ... [LINK]

So the police and political leadership around the world are so ill-informed that each and every jurisdiction has to have their own tragic or disturbing taser incident before they even begin to impose the sort of common sense (basic ethics) measures that critics and bloggers have been calling for, FOR YEARS!!

Are other jurisdictions paying attention?


Anyway, bad news for the scummy and deceptive stun gun salesmen.

And good news for common decency and civil society.

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