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.


126-150 of 15941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
15816 3 months ago Susan Porter Lords Valley, PA
15815 3 months ago Jen Rund Novato, CA
15814 3 months ago Lucinda Reese Cleveland, OH Stop the abuse!
15813 3 months ago James Banfield saint Petersburg , FL
15812 3 months ago Lynn Brown Longview, TX
15811 3 months ago Anonymous Manchester Ctr, VT The use of tasers should and must be used only when necessary and only then.
15810 3 months ago Mary Zack Worthington , OH
15809 3 months ago Patricia Auer Ballwin, MO
15808 3 months ago Sandy McComb South Haven, MI
15807 3 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 3 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 3 months ago Katie Hale Los Angeles, CA
15804 3 months ago Martin Saitta OKC, FL This is cruel and unusual punishment.
15803 3 months ago Larry Little Fairfax, VA
15802 3 months ago Lauren Mitchell Sewickley , PA
15801 3 months ago Trisha Lane North Port, FL
15800 3 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
15799 3 months ago Lane Rolland Billings, MO
15798 3 months ago Angela Rodriguez Deltona, FL
15797 3 months ago Greg Garbulinski Lapeer, MI “ON” Going COOPERATION IS Central to Human Existence.
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15796 3 months ago Christa Vander Horst Grand Rapids, MI
15795 3 months ago Leigh Henderson Baltimore, MD
15794 3 months ago Helen Gaylen Granite Bay, CA The arrogant misuse of power by law enforcement people must be stopped.
15793 3 months ago Michael Albar Hillsborough, NJ
15792 3 months ago Paul Judy Van Nuys, CA
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners