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.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Canadian Police Research Centre

... Given all of this information, it is difficult to image how the Canadian Police Research Institute [Centre] reached its conclusion that the benefits of the Taser and similar devices outweigh the risks they pose to anyone who is shocked with any of them. ...

Link= YourLawyer.com

Well, the CPRC announced that they're going to try again. They're going to gather data for one year starting on 1 January 2008 and write another report.

May I make a strong suggestion? Why not include late-2007 in this study? Do you have any reason not to go back a few months and include the recent spate of taser-related deaths in late-2007?

Any reason at all?

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