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.

151-175 of 15946 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
15796 6 months ago Christa Vander Horst Grand Rapids, MI
15795 6 months ago Leigh Henderson Baltimore, MD
15794 6 months ago Helen Gaylen Granite Bay, CA The arrogant misuse of power by law enforcement people must be stopped.
15793 6 months ago Michael Albar Hillsborough, NJ
15792 6 months ago Paul Judy Van Nuys, CA
15791 6 months ago Nicole Waldron Hamden, OH
15790 6 months ago Pam Burns Cary, NC Using a taser is in humane and EVIL.
15789 6 months ago Stephen Hutchinson Glendale, CA
15788 6 months ago Kelyn Klein Elverson , PA
15787 6 months ago Ursula George Van Vleck, TX
15786 6 months ago Carmen Grant Alturas, CA
15785 6 months ago Anonymous provincetown, MA
15784 6 months ago Arlene Forwand Huntington, NY
15783 6 months ago Dale Le Fevre Crivitz, WI
15782 6 months ago Anonymous Independence, MO
15781 6 months ago Pete Wilson Pahoa, HI RESIST MORONS & MORONIC POLICIES & BEHAVIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15780 6 months 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 6 months ago Carol Kuzdenyi Pacific Grove, CA
15778 6 months ago Doug Woods San Francisco, CA
15777 6 months ago Anonymous Horsham, PA
15776 6 months ago Laura Snider HOUSTON, TX
15775 6 months ago Beverly Bullock New York, NY
15774 6 months ago Julie McCarthy Westminster, CO
15773 6 months ago Melanie Baldi Cedar Hill, TX
15772 6 months ago Jane Clevenger Loveland, CO Abuse, plain and simple. Guards need to learn other ways of approaching people.
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