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, April 2, 2008

Taser fanboys: Justify this...

(CP) VICTORIA — A Victoria lawyer says his 15-year-old client was locked in handcuffs in the back seat of a police cruiser when an RCMP officer twice zapped him with a Taser. Lawyer Tom Morino says officers seem to be using the shock devices more for an “attitude adjustment” than as a last resort. ... [LINK]

Even on its face, this incident defies logic.

And the local Crown Prosecutor should explain why he isn't investigating the possibility of laying criminal charges against the officer in question.

No comments: