End Abusive Use of Tasers in U.S. Jails

Video footage obtained by Reuters reveals disturbing incidents of officers and prison guards abusing their authority by using tasers, unnecessarily, on incarcerated people.

One case involves the 2009 tasing of 20-year-old pregnant and handcuffed Martini Smith, who experienced a miscarriage just five days later.

Another is the 2016 repeated tasing of a 19-year-old man despite his being strapped in a restraint chair.

United Nations experts have called for an investigation, classifying this widespread abuse of tasers in U.S. jails as torture.

To the Office of the Attorney General:

We demand a federal investigation into the abusive use of tasers in jails across the United States.


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15941 1 week ago Anisa Faruqi Houston, TX
15940 2 weeks ago Dr.Tammy King Gardner, MA
15939 1 month ago Grace Ukoha Columbia, MO
15938 1 month ago roxy harrington holmen, WI
15937 1 month ago donna raceles westland, MI
15936 1 month ago Anonymous Saint Paul, MN
15935 2 months ago Kimberly Lowe Gahanna, OH
15934 2 months ago Sr.Felicia SchlechterOSF St. Francis,, WI
15933 2 months ago Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA
15932 2 months ago Hannah Brooks yorktown, VA
15931 3 months ago DOROTHY RAVINE Hemet, CA
15930 3 months ago Mark Huddleston Everson, WA
15929 3 months ago Jean Standish NY, NY
15928 3 months ago Susan Heath Albany, OR
15927 3 months ago Marjorie Williams Penney Farms, FL
15926 3 months ago Marjorie Williams Penney Farms, FL
15925 3 months ago Michele Paxson East Meadow, NY
15924 3 months ago Bennet Zurofsky Maplewood, NJ
15923 3 months ago Karry Muzzey Jamaica Plain, MA
15922 3 months ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
15921 3 months ago Keane Southard Walpole, NH
15920 3 months ago Erica Ransford Wyandotte, MI
15919 3 months ago Erica Ransford Wyandotte, MI
15918 3 months ago Rhonda Harris Baltimore, MD Excessive use of force should be investigated, especially if the person is already cuffed or restrained.
15917 3 months ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners