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

Respect for the police

Police should be respected. They are heroes. They should be respected because they do a dirty, thankless, and dangerous job.

Oh, wait a minute....

No they don't anymore (at least some). They stand back and press the button and taser citizens. They've reduced the risk that they might break a nail, or have someone plunge a dirty needle into their eyeball. Makes the job rather simple now doesn't it? Couldn't we just give tasers to the Citizens On Patrol and lay-off all the police?

Since the taser is also good corporal punishment, we could also lay out a schedule of taser jolts for each crime. Speeding, one jolt. Drunk driving, five jolts. Sex crimes, twenty-seven jolts to the gonads. This would eliminate the requirement for all that expensive legal system.

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