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.

Monday, April 27, 2009

BC SG John 'The Leadfoot' van Dongan resigns

We've met British Columbia Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety John van Dongen twice before on this blog:

The first time was when he refused to say if he supported a policy that allows Vancouver Transit Police to taser 'non-compliant' passengers. He said, "I'm not the expert on that." Not an expert? A provincial Solicitor General that is apparently unfamiliar with the Criminal Code of Canada s. 269.1? WTF? [LINK]

The second time was when 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." In other words, only the police should investigate the police. Yeah dude, how's that been working out, eh? [LINK]

Well - in today's news - he has resigned his cabinet post after losing his driver's license. He said the decision to resign was triggered by two 'excessive speeding' citations (40+ kph over the limit). And in the four years before he became SG he had received another seven 'regular speeding' tickets. That makes nine. [LINK]

He's lucky he wasn't tasered during one or more of these many speeding incidents...

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