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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

RCMP moving forward with Taser recommendations: watchdog

This is probably the most-important taser-related news item in 2011 so far...

Vancouver, BC - The Commission for Public Complaints into the RCMP [the RCMP 'watchdog', but with no real teeth] has closed the file on the tragic 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. In a final report, interim chairman Ian McPhail said the force was in the process of addressing all 16 recommendations made in 2009 after the commission's initial investigation of the Polish immigrant's death at the hands of the RCMP. Most of those recommendations concerned the use of Tasers. ... [LINK] [via TNT]


Are these sorts of changes, both formal directives and less-naive mindset, making a difference?

The X26 was introduced in 2003.

The truth about taser "safety" really started to gain notice in 2008.

[Data from the Truth ... Not Tasers blog]

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