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, March 6, 2009

The Macahonic files

Back in the news... (Related previous post [LINK])

Background: A very familiar pattern. Taser overuse, misuse, or abuse; or perhaps it's not a problem (you decide).
Nothing much happens until a video surfaces.

See CTV News on YouTube: [LINK]

Reportedly, someone wielding a taser said,
"this will teach you" (this statement is unproven in court and won't be since the one making the claim, Dempsey, was later killed in an unrelated traffic accident).

And in other news...

Similkameen Spotlight: ...Tracy Carrell said she was inexplicably attacked by Macahonic... Pictures admitted to the Kamloops Court case clearly showed burn marks on the back of Carrell’s head similar to what would result from a taser discharge. Litigation is pending. ...the best way to exploit the talents of Sgt. Macahonic so as to permit him to serve with distinction and the respect he deserves. [LINK]

I think I have to clean the sarcasm off my shoes after reading that last line. Good one.

Keremeos Review: ...Internal RCMP investigations were performed in each of three taser use incidents, including one involving a handcuffed, disabled man, and the internal investigations exonerated Sergeant Macahonic in all instances. [LINK]

Well that's nice. Obviously he's a model officer. A shining example of the RCMP Finest. And everyone knows that there is no stricter standards than those used during the cases where the RCMP investigate their brothers-in-arms.

So, is Macahonic still employed by, and on active-duty with, the RCMP?

Hey, I'm just asking...


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