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

Standing Up Against the Police Pre-Trial Electrocution

Day of Blogging for Justice: [LINK]

Tasers are, very often, used to apply torture. The word torture is very clearly defined in the applicable UN convention (Google the word and you'll find the definition).

The taser's output is so far and away above 'severe' pain that there's no room for arguing about that.

Even the courts are not permitted to use Taser Torture as a punishment. It amounts to barbaric and unethical medieval-style torture. An electrical bull-whip. Good for keeping the people in line, frightened and obedient...

Lawyers should track taser usage statistics in various cities and if the numbers indicate prejudicial (in both meanings of the word) Taser Torture, then don't bother asking questions.

Just sue.

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