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 26, 2010

"What if we call it, ah, 'Pain Compliance'?"

The Sun (UK)
Two cops taser-tortured a man and punched him repeatedly in the head as dozens of horrified witnesses looked on. The heavy-handed tactics came after they had already wrestled the man to the ground. While one officer pinned the man down with a knee on his neck, his colleague fired a taser at the inside of the man's left thigh at point-blank range. The man yelled in agony before the other cop landed four punches in his face. ...30 people booed and jeered at the violent scenes..."The only way they could justify what happened was if the man had been fighting them, but I didn't see any sign of that. I didn't hang around to see how it ended because they'd seen me filming and I wasn't taking any chances after what I'd just witnessed. You'd think they'd show a little more caution these days when everyone has got a phone and camera with them." [LINK]
  • One knee on head - check.
  • One electric shock torture "administered" to the inner thigh (*) - check.
  • Four quick (not one, not two, not three, but a batch of four) punches to head - check.
  • 30 witnesses that instinctively realize that it's too much - check.
  • One video that got away - damn!

(* And, ah, what's with the inner thigh? Anything here that you guys need to talk about? Ahem...)

Assignment: Explain in 10,000 words or less the precise purpose of the taser to the inner thigh. Points deducted if you use the words, "...to send a message to these punks..." (you spelled citizens wrong), or anything similar. Points deducted if you refer to the Boise Mounted Police and their peculiar interests [LINK].

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