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.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

So, exactly how bad is the training?

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Police Service has launched an internal review into the improper conduct of one of its officers who not only loaned a Taser to a doughnut shop employee but also took a photograph of the young man posing with the weapon. ... [LINK]

By the way, there would be no excuse for the Winnipeg Police officials claiming to be unable to trace this incident back to the exact officer in question. Every X26 taser has a built-in data recorder. Officials should be routinely downloading this data to check for such misuse. In this case, they should look for the taser with one or more unexplained activations.

If they can't trace it, then THEY should be punished for having poor processes.

And they should review their taser training because it is obviously defective.

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