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 13, 2009

CACP's "Ethical Framework"

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is composed of police chiefs and senior police executives from across Canada and represents most of the country's 220-plus forces.

Payments ("Sponsorships") from Taser International to CACP "Doesn't pass the smell test". The CACP have received $75,000 over the past three years from Taser International. See Globe and Mail: [LINK]

John Jones has spent his professional life lecturing on the ethical conduct of police. Last week, the retired professor, resigned as technical adviser for the ethics committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police over corporate sponsorship practices at the association's annual conference. See Truth ... Not Tasers [LINK] [LINK]

CACP's Ethical Framework - [LINK], then click on 'Ethical Framework'
Considerations for Ethical Decision-Making
...6. Potential for a conflict of interest or the perception of personal gain...

CACP Ethics Committee [LINK]
Major Initiatives and Activities 2008/2009:
Work on the issue of sponsorship in policing can maintain an image of objective professionalism and does not suffer allegations of preferential access or treatment because of sponsorship support; (*)

[* Sounds like a twisted goal - i.e. How can we continue to get away with it?]

...a joint Bell Mobility-CGI-Group Techna donation of $115,000, which went toward the purchase of 1,000 tickets at $215 each to a on Aug. 25. Each registered CACP delegate received one Celine Dion concert ticket as part of his $595 registration package; if his spouse was also registered for the spouses' program, she or he received another. Virtually all meals were also sponsored. [LINK]

Okay, the party is over. Now get back to work. Start here: [LINK]

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