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.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This isn't supposed to happen here anymore

Tasered man dies, and it happened in B.C. of course. [LINK] Here's the part that, if accurate, is simply unacceptable.
Police said the man....did not comply with their demands and a Taser was used to [kill] him.
Lack of compliance is not an acceptable justification for use of potentially, and in this case presumably actually, deadly force. Braidwood was quite clear on this, and his recommendations were supposed to have been implemented in policy and training. Tasers are NOT to be used for compliance. If the CBC report is accurate, then this is an outrage. It would be a direct violation of all the lessons learned from the tasered-caused death of Robert Dziekanski. If this report is accurate, then those involved need to suffer the same administrative and legal fate as those four officers that were involved in the death of Dziekanski.

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