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, October 19, 2010

Taser International chief Tom Smith-4-brains almost admits the obvious

Overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers are major problems. Taser International has not exactly been forthcoming with any public criticism of theses.

In respect of the 'new' and embarrassingly so-last-week National Taser Use guidelines...

"...while also minimizing the potential for inappropriate use," said Smith.

That's such a baby step, but it is a baby step. I mean his even mentioning the concept of "inappropriate use". First time ever?

But I don't agree that the ministers actually managed to "minimize" the misuse. Not even close.

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