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 10 months ago Christa Vander Horst Grand Rapids, MI
15795 10 months ago Leigh Henderson Baltimore, MD
15794 10 months ago Helen Gaylen Granite Bay, CA The arrogant misuse of power by law enforcement people must be stopped.
15793 10 months ago Mike Albar Hillsborough, NJ
15792 10 months ago Paul Judy Studio City , CA
15791 10 months ago Nicole Waldron Hamden, OH
15790 10 months ago Pam Burns Cary, NC Using a taser is in humane and EVIL.
15789 10 months ago Stephen Hutchinson Glendale, CA
15788 10 months ago Kelyn Klein Elverson , PA
15787 10 months ago Ursula George Van Vleck, TX
15786 10 months ago Carmen Grant Alturas, CA
15785 10 months ago Anonymous provincetown, MA
15784 10 months ago Arlene Forwand Huntington, NY
15783 10 months ago Dale Le Fevre Crivitz, WI
15782 10 months ago Anonymous Independence, MO
15781 10 months ago Pete Wilson Pahoa, HI RESIST MORONS & MORONIC POLICIES & BEHAVIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15780 10 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 10 months ago Carol Kuzdenyi Pacific Grove, CA
15778 10 months ago Doug Woods SAN FRANCISCO, CA
15777 10 months ago Anonymous Horsham, PA
15776 10 months ago Laura Snider Houston, TX
15775 10 months ago Beverly Bullock New York, NY
15774 10 months ago Julie McCarthy Westminster, CO
15773 10 months ago Melanie Baldi Cedar Hill, TX
15772 10 months ago Jane Clevenger Loveland, CO Abuse, plain and simple. Guards need to learn other ways of approaching people.
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners