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, April 24, 2009

Looking to justify a moratorium?

Mounties trained to believe Tasers aren't fatal [LINK]

But the RCMP has recently admitted that "use of tasers ...  includes risk of death..."

So, has the training actually changed?

If it has, I'd be surprised.

If it hasn't, time to 'hang' (legally, not literally) some senior staff for failing to be consistent.

And it's about time for some SECU members to audit a typical taser training course. Without warning. Just show-up and seize copies of all the material.

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