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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ottawa police, "What he was doing was incorrect..."

Link= CBC News

Ottawa police defend using Taser on teen

Yeah, those unarmed teens can be very dangerous...

Staff Sgt. Couillard said that if Ottawa police issued a news release every time a Taser was used, "we'd be writing them 10 times a day."

Oh dear. I guess they haven't read the Kennedy report, eh? If it wasn't for the taser, they'd be shooting ten citizens per day? What sort of country are we running here anyway? Just walk over and talk to the teen, and then arrest him in the old fashioned way if necessary and if justified.

"What he was doing was incorrect, and he was taken into custody with the appropriate manners, and he was provided the attention that he required."

INCORRECT? Hell, I act 'incorrect' four times a day. Hey, don't taser me bro. This attitude by the police is simply disgusting. They are using the taser as a torture device to induce compliance. Has the teen even been charged with any crime?

The company that manufactures Tasers stresses the devices have never been directly blamed for a death and it has defended them in several lawsuits.

Well, we know about their approach. Lawsuit happy...


jannx said...

You just don't understand do you! Tasering saves lives, it doesn't take lives. Thank God for tasers and the Taser manufacturers and their lawyers! Stop hating lifesaving tasers.

What we need are more tasers not less! Everyone should be tasered at least once in their lifetime IMHO! Then you could get over it!

Charged! Why was that necessary, are you a troublemaker?? Where do you live? I hope you don't have something to hide.

(in case anyone has reading comprehension difficulty with this post... it's sarcasm)

Terry said...

Are tasers as safe and harmless, as the police claim? Wow, so the police may be using them ten times a day! Perhaps we should insist that each officer who chooses to use the taser, must be tasered in return; perhaps the police chief as well. I am sure we would see a marked drop in taser use, the death rate would drop and common sense would prevail. Why is it that in the UK most police officers do not even carry so much as a gun and yet the crime rates are lower in the UK than in Canada? When will we realize that violence is not the solution? Rather than using a taser on a distraught 17 year old child, the police should have been using some compassion on him. If my child were tasered by police I’d be speaking to a lawyer!