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.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Assault Mountie is certified Taser trainer !!??!!

The RCMP officer (Const. Dan Cameron) who was been found guilty of assault [LINK] with a taser at 100 Mile House, BC... ...well, it turns out that he is a certified Taser trainer. [LINK]

This little tidbit of information snuggles perfectly into the overall taser issue. In other words, it is a shocking little detail, but it is not the slightest bit surprising given the wider view of the entire taser issue.

And it really demonstrates the urgent requirement for a major house cleaning (beliefs about safety versus sad reality, standards, policies, training, trainers, ethics, Use of Force, etc.).

Parliament should really seriously consider the taser moratorium option to capture the attention of senior RCMP brass.

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