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, February 19, 2010

Taser International's Axon headcam business model disqualified by RCMP

CBC News - ...A camera made by Axon [a.k.a. Taser International] was disqualified from the field trials due to RCMP concerns about control over the videos. "After obtaining further information on these cameras it was learned that the recordings from the Axon camera are sent to a third party housed in the United States. As a result of this, the Axon was removed as an option for the pilot project." [LINK]

What stupid moronic idiot would develop a business model where gigabytes of data, per day per officer, is sent back and forth over the Interweb-thingy to some distant location (somewhere...) and held under strict control (of someone...), all to convert what should be a hardware purchase (with logistical support) into a pay-through-the-nose-forever "service".

It's not like anyone could see this objection from a mile away...



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