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

UK taser supplier Pro-Tect Systems "committed firearms offenses"

UK Taser supplier Pro-Tect broke law, given a pass.

No action is to be taken against a firm that provided illegal Taser weapons which Northumbria Police used during a stand-off with gunman Raoul Moat. Northamptonshire Police found firearms offences were committed by Pro-Tect Systems of Daventry. ... It said taking action against the firm was not in the public interest. Peter Boatman, a former policeman who was director of operations for Pro-Tect Systems, was found dead at his home in Reynard Way, Northampton, on 1 October. The 57-year-old is understood to have killed himself three days after the Home Office revoked Pro-Tect Systems' licence to import and sell Tasers. ... [LINK]

An incorporated firm is supposed to be a separate legal entity. If the firm broke the law, then it should not be given a free pass because one of its principals apparently committed suicide. It sets a bad precedent and almost encourages suicide.

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