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, March 22, 2009

Commissioner Elliott earns his badge

Commissioner of the RCMP Mr. Elliott has insisted that tasers ... are much safer than firearms and are not lethal per se. [LINK]

I'm getting just a bit tired of this...

Even the Commissioner of the RCMP is so completely ignorant of the state of the taser debate that he's still dragging out that rotten corpse of an argument that "tasers are much safer than firearms". This is why the civilian oversight must be put in place ASAP.

Firstly - tasers ARE firearms (in Canada). [LINK]

Secondly - here's yer badge: [LINK] (See [LINK] for back-up in case you've just joined us...)

Now - what about not lethal per se?

See immediately-previous post...

15-year old boy tasered and dropped dead.

I wonder what mitigating blame-the-victim factors they'll try to dig up on this lad? Taser lawyers will be burning up the telephone lines tomorrow.

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