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 1, 2009

Something to be aware of...

This story does not actually involve tasers, but it's very much indirectly germane to the taser issue.

The It all goes here blog pointed me to a story [LINK] about a crazy police officer in Washington state beating up a 15-year-old girl.

From what I can see in the video (see link above), he probably asked her to remove her shoes, so she (being a teenager) kicked off her shoe in the direction of the officer. That should have provoked a good laugh, but instead the officer goes completely insane and puts a severe pounding on the little girl. Even after she was "properly restrained".

Decision makers need to keep this sort of incident in mind when they listen to the reassuring words from police officials.

I expect that most police would not do such a thing. But obviously some would.

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