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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Victoria (Aus.) rules out tasers for all

Victoria Police will be given only limited use of the controversial taser guns under procedures outlined by the state's new police commissioner Simon Overland. Despite earlier indications that he was keener on the idea of universal issue of the device than his predecessor who resisted their use, Mr Overland will keep the status quo. The announcement comes after a court case in Western Australia last month in which a police officer was attacked and partially paralysed after using a taser on a suspect who suffered a heart attack. Mr Overland told the Melbourne Press Club on Tuesday he would not be giving tasers to every member of Victoria Police.

"You can rule that out now."

"controversial" Yikes. Tasers are controversial? Who'd have guessed that?

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