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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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
15821 10 months ago Carolyn Young Flagstaff, AZ
15820 10 months ago Jenise Grice-Reedus Irvington, NJ
15819 10 months ago Michael Sileno Greensboro, NC
15818 10 months ago Christopher Kirchwey Cambridge, MA
15817 10 months ago Marilyn Kamp Orrville, OH
15816 10 months ago Susan Porter Lords Valley, PA
15815 10 months ago Jen Rund Novato, CA
15814 10 months ago Lucinda Reese Cleveland, OH Stop the abuse!
15813 10 months ago James Banfield Saint Petersburg, FL
15812 10 months ago Lynn Brown Longview, TX
15811 10 months ago Anonymous Manchester Ctr, VT The use of tasers should and must be used only when necessary and only then.
15810 10 months ago Mary Zack Worthington , OH
15809 10 months ago Patricia Auer Ballwin, MO
15808 10 months ago Sandy McComb South Haven, MI
15807 10 months ago Elizabeth Castaldo Peekskill, NY The use of tasers has become cruel and excessive and contributes to the inhumane treatment of incarcerated people.
15806 10 months 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 10 months ago Katie Hale Oakland, CA
15804 10 months ago Martin Saitta OKC, FL This is cruel and unusual punishment.
15803 10 months ago Larry Little Fairfax, VA
15802 10 months ago Lauren Mitchell Srwickley, PA
15801 10 months ago Trisha Lane North Port, FL
15800 10 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
15799 10 months ago Lane Rolland Billings, MO
15798 10 months ago Angela Rodriguez Deltona, FL
15797 10 months ago Greg Garbulinski Garbulinski Lapeer, MI “ON” Going COOPERATION IS Central to Human Existence.
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners