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.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kevin Spratt wants officers charged with "assault"

Excuse me, you spelt 'TORTURE' wrong.

Look up the legal definition of 'torture'. Feel free to send me an email explaining which part you might think doesn't apply in a case such as this.

An Aboriginal man tasered 24 times in one week at a Perth watchhouse wants two police officers to be charged with assault. Kevin Spratt, 41, was first tasered 13 times by police in August 2008 at the East Perth lock-up, after he was arrested for assaulting two police officers. At the same watchhouse a week later he was tasered 11 times by prison guards from the Department of Corrective Services. ...


And allow me to explain another basic common sense concept that almost certainly applies here...

These two incidents of taser-torture occurred in 2008. On one man. But the incidents are just coming into the harsh light of public knowledge now, about two years later.


Do you really think these two incidents were isolated events, and that similar taser-torture events have never happened before, and have never happened since?

It would be incredible that these two incidents were the only such cases of electro-torture by taser.

It is far, far, far and away more likely that these two are just two leaked examples of what must have been very common practice.

Basic common sense indicates that if you just happen to notice two needles rolling out of a haystack as you walk past, the haystack is probably chock-a-block full of needles.

Even 'dozens and dozens' of such taser-torture incidents sounds a bit low.

I'd put my money on more than one hundred similar taser-torture incidents in recent years.

This is pure speculation.

But it would be insane nonsense to assume that two-revealed indicates two-in-total.

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