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.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

CBC's Taser Deployment Database

CBC's Taser Deployment Database [LINK].

Each time an RCMP officer threatens to use a stun gun, even when it's drawn but not fired, the officer is required to record the incident. Using access to information requests, the CBC/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Press obtained recorded incidents from 2002 to 2008, amounting to more than 5,000 reports. A searchable database was then created from these reports.

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