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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

William Ellitott faces SECU

Mr. Elliott said that if someone is in a life-or-death situation, he would not want a rule that would prevent an officer from defending him or herself.  [LINK]

Oh shut-up! If an officer is really in a life-or-death situation, as opposed to facing down a confused traveller holding a stapler, then shoot the subject with a gun. Seriously!

Just not 600 times a year - please and thank you. [LINK]

This excuse is just the latest taser lie...

That 'tasers are essential to protecting the lives of officers.'

It's not even a good lie.  See [LINK] [LINK]

Officers in Canada have real guns. They're rarely abused. They're rarely overused. And they're rarely misused. Nobody is talking about taking away the police guns. Police can keep their guns. They can use these guns to protect themselves, and the public, in life-and-death situations. Never really been a problem (except in rare instances).

But we are talking about a taser moratorium. It's because tasers are far too often abused, overused and misused.

They're too unreliable to depend upon in real life-or-death situations. And they're too dangerous to use them when the situation doesn't call for lethal force.

One state - Michigan - two teens 'died' after being tasered in recent weeks. Neither was a life-and-death situation - until the taser was fired. So you're gonna stand there and flap your gums about the benefit of tasers? Shut up!

Even now, I'm still surprised at how much like this debate is like living in The Twilight Zone. Bizarre and strange arguments being presented by people that should know better.

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