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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Portland Police pay for piss-poor policy

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Portland officers use Tasers on 2 men who had surrendered, costing city almost $140,000 to settle lawsuits [LINK]

Just read the whole story.

The punchline is, "...and no discipline followed."

In the context of the entire story, the events combined with the punchline clearly indicate that the Portland Police, as an organization, are about as mature as a delinquent child. Seriously. I've seen tree stumps with more ethical common sense.

The $140,000 isn't the problem. Justice demands far more. The problem is with the organization that allows itself to get into this sort of trouble.

THAT'S the real problem.

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