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 8, 2009

John van Dongen's Joke of the Day

B. C.'s Solicitor General and Public Safety minister John van Dongen responded to criticism that the proposed changes to the province's police complaints process do not provide for enough civilian oversight. He said that putting civilians into investigative roles would be impracticable. "We have to have people who are skilled at investigations and who can conduct them properly." [LINK]

Wow, that's funny. I mean, obviously the present scheme of having the police investigate the police is just freaking perfect, right?

Seriously, the question was about the degree of civilian oversight, not having investigations performed by untrained civilians. Duh...

I would also suggest that there be huge sanctions imposed on any 'Internal Affairs' investigators that are later found to have been in any way involved with, or cooperate with, any understating the facts, white-washing, cover-ups, or anything similar.

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