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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15787 1 week ago Ursula George Van Vleck, TX
15786 1 week ago Carmen Grant Alturas, CA
15785 1 week ago Anonymous provincetown, MA
15784 1 week ago Arlene Forwand Huntington, NY
15783 1 week ago Dale Le Fevre Crivitz, WI
15782 1 week ago Anonymous Independence, MO
15781 1 week ago Pete Wilson Pahoa, HI RESIST MORONS & MORONIC POLICIES & BEHAVIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15780 1 week ago Laurie Perry Beaverton, OR Where is a standard? Or policy? With so many for profit prisons, I have zero confidence that any standard of practice is being followed. And yes, if I was confident that these prisons and policies w...
15779 1 week ago Carol Kuzdenyi Pacific Grove, CA
15778 1 week ago Doug Woods San Francisco, CA
15777 1 week ago Anonymous Horsham, PA
15776 1 week ago Laura Snider HOUSTON, TX
15775 1 week ago Beverly Bullock New York, NY
15774 1 week ago Julie McCarthy Westminster, CO
15773 1 week ago Melanie Baldi Cedar Hill, TX
15772 1 week ago Jane Clevenger Loveland, CO Abuse, plain and simple. Guards need to learn other ways of approaching people.
15771 1 week ago Steve Wendt Chico, CA
15770 1 week ago Gary Burt Marble, MN
15769 1 week ago John Compton Sanger , CA
15768 1 week ago Tika Bordelon Seattle, WA
15767 1 week ago William Pellett Burton, MI
15766 1 week ago Jo Sippie-Gora Kinnelon, NJ
15765 1 week ago Nikhil Shimpi Brooklyn, NY
15764 1 week ago Will Dee Denver, CO
15763 1 week ago Jacob Nolan Willcox, AZ
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners