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, December 9, 2009

CPC: Taser training not adequate

CPC: Some police officers do not appear to adequately comprehend the nature of the CEW as a weapon, i.e. the extreme level of pain associated with the use of the CEW or the risk to the health of the subject because the training provided to them does not require them to take such analyses into account at the time of deploying the CEW. [LINK]

But wait a second.

RCMP members are already "trained" (sic!) for 16 hours in tasers ("CEWs"). [LINK] And reportedly this "training" (sic) is now repeated annually. [LINK]

NOTE - RCMP CEW training Section 4 "Medical" starts with the following propaganda-based heading: "Safe technology" [LINK]  This is clear cut and compelling evidence that the training is sourced from, and therefore is still controlled by, Taser International. It amounts to one-side corporate propaganda.

Geesh - I wonder if anyone has bothered to calculate the incredible cost of this inadequate and clearly-defective propaganda-based "training". Makes the financial equation pretty bleak; 16 hours annually is probably about 1% of a member's entire working year (worse actually when considering 'street time'). Just for taser training (not including the time spent sitting around attending Public Inquiries...).

LOOK - More mindless propaganda-based "training" is not what is required. What is required is "deprogramming" to escape from the cult-like clutches of Taser International's brainwashing that taser-R-safe.

Members that do not accept that tasers can cause death, directly or indirectly, should be precluded from having one.

I think that the RCMP should dispose of their tasers, take the hours and money saved, and make it available during crisis situations.

Subject: "You'll never take me alive, Copper!"

RCMP Member: "Calm down Buddy. Look, I'm in no particular hurry. I've got 16 hours no problem. You want a coffee?"

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