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.


101-125 of 15917 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
15817 1 week ago Marilyn Kamp Orrville, OH
15816 1 week ago Susan Porter Lords valley, PA
15815 1 week ago Jen Rund Novato, CA
15814 1 week ago Lucinda Reese Cleveland, OH Stop the abuse!
15813 1 week ago James Banfield Saint Petersburg , FL
15812 1 week ago Lynn BROWN Longview, TX
15811 1 week ago Anonymous Manchester Center, VT The use of tasers should and must be used only when necessary and only then.
15810 1 week ago Mary Zack Worthington , OH
15809 1 week ago Patricia Auer Ballwin, MO
15808 1 week ago Sandy McComb South Haven, MI
15807 1 week ago Elizabeth Castaldo Peekskill, NY The use of tasers has become cruel and excessive and contributes to the inhumane treatment of incarcerated people.
15806 1 week ago Linda Ramirez Ontario, CA Guards should be an example of good character and humanity for all inmates. They should instead of torturing inmates try to learn how to rehabilitate them! After all most inmates will one day be rel...
15805 1 week ago Katie Hale Los Angeles, CA
15804 1 week ago Martin Saitta OKC, FL This is cruel and unusual punishment.
15803 1 week ago Larry Little Fairfax, VA
15802 1 week ago Lauren Mitchell Sewickley , PA
15801 1 week ago Trisha Lane Lancaster, MA
15800 1 week ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
15799 1 week ago Lane Rolland Billings, MO
15798 1 week ago Angela Rodriguez Deltona, FL
15797 1 week ago Greg Garbulinski Lapeer, MI “ON” Going COOPERATION IS Central to Human Existence.
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15796 1 week ago Christa Vander Horst Grand Rapids, MI
15795 1 week ago Leigh Henderson Baltimore, MD
15794 1 week ago Helen Gaylen Granite Bay, CA The arrogant misuse of power by law enforcement people must be stopped.
15793 1 week ago Mike Albar Hillsborough, NJ
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners