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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Met Police (London, UK) taser target blacks disproportionally

Met police chiefs are being asked to explain why officers armed with Taser stun guns are using the weapon 'disproportionately' more against black suspects. ... (89 deployments last year) ...30 per cent of the targets involved were white, 50 per cent were black, four per cent Asian and eight per cent of mixed race. The others were unknown ethnicity. ... Over a three-year period, statistics showed that 29 per cent of those targeted were white and 44 per cent black. ... [LINK]

It's difficult to argue that "Tasers-R-good" when they're seemingly-inevitably accompanied with the stench of racism.

See also [LINK] for THE EXACT SAME TREND in the USA.

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