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.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Charles Harding gets it...

Reggie Hayes, a Sports Columnist of The News-Sentinel wrote: "The teen willingly broke the law. The law won. Consequences are painful. That's why they're called consequences." [LINK]

Charles Harding [bless his heart] commented (05/07/10 10:59:00 AM) - ...[Tasers supposed to be the last resort] ...That was far from a last resort. It's not the job of security to punish. It's the job of our courts. Shame on you for suggesting anything other. [ibid]

Thank you Charlie.

Reggie - you need to review your Grade 6 "Civics" lessons.

We don't expect sports columnists to be in the running for the Pulitzer Prize, but they should at least be informed and thoughtful enough to see beyond the playing field, and understand the slippery slope that is entered when attempting to justify the use of tasers because they are a painful.

See also Caution on Taser use. [LINK]

See also New York Times Couldn’t They Just Tag Him? [LINK]

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