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 6, 2009

RCMP would "have killed 600" during 2008

CPC Report - As well, members reported that the CEW avoided the use of lethal force in over half of the reports. The figure, 54.1%, represents a very large and significant increase over previous years. The suggestion that nearly 600 subjects could have been killed were it not for the CEW is difficult to reconcile with the narrative summaries. [LINK]

It's 'difficult to reconcile' with common sense.

This figure of 'nearly 600' from the CPC is above the top end of the already-lunatic scale of 280 to 550 that I'd previously estimated [LINK].

In fact, this would mean that the RCMP would have been the largest band of mass murderers in Canadian history. They'd have single-handedly more than doubled the national murder rate on a very bad year.

Well - either that, or they're not filling out these forms correctly.

And the duh!-obvious conclusion is that perhaps some of the other subjective descriptions of the subject's behaviour leading to the taser deployment are not exactly correct either.

Am I being unfair? Does the name 'Dziekanski' remind you of anything? Remember? Braidwood Inquiry? Remember? [LINK]

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