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.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

"Tasers are an outrage..."

The Independent, UK (22 December 2008) - Johann Hari: Tasers are an outrage we must resist. We are moving to a culture of widespread assault by electricity... [LINK]

The article at the above link shows exactly what the citizens of the UK will be in for - if Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, has her way. Abuse, overuse and misuse multiplied by 30,000 more stinking taser torture devices.


...In the US, a 16-year-old schoolboy was tasered by cops in a playground for "using profanity"; a dementia-riddled man in his eighties was shocked for urinating in the park; 50,000 volts were fired at a 17-year-old boy who had fallen off an overpass and broken his back. The Metropolitan [London] Police have said they won't participate in Smith's Taser roll-out because they know it'll be particularly disastrous for relations with black and Asian communities. In the US, only 18 per cent of tasered people are white. ...

Yes, tasers are an outrage.

The all-too-typical misuse is a deep perversion of human values. If only - oh if only - the promises were within a million miles of the putrid reality.

And who exactly is responsible for the reprehensible training?

No comments: