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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15916 3 months ago Anonymous Silver Spring , MD
15915 3 months ago Anonymous Columbia City, IN The persons responsible for passing this "legislation" SHOULD HAVE BEEN FORCED into surviving MULTIPLE tasing events within a specified amount of time - PRIOR to casting their vote!!!!!
DO UNTO...
15914 3 months ago Anonymous Columbia City, IN The persons responsible for passing this egregious law should be forced to first survive multiple tasings within a specified amount of time BEFORE their vote is cast to sponsor or defeat this law!!!...
15913 3 months ago joe madero Manchester Township, NJ
15912 3 months ago Robyn Cleaves Santa Rosa, CA
15911 3 months ago Jill Dunham Irvine, CA
15910 3 months ago Danita Strand Telluride, CO
15909 3 months ago Joseph Wythe Sandpoint, ID
15908 3 months ago Alex Howe Williston, VT
15907 3 months ago James Lang Farmingdale, NJ
15906 3 months ago Jennifer Hurley Auburn, WA
15905 3 months ago Joanne Zipay New Windsor, NY
15904 3 months ago Margie Zalesak Cary, NC
15903 3 months ago Tara Raymond Atlanta, GA
15902 3 months ago Andrew Alvarado Honolulu, HI REFORM Prisons NOW !!! No more for profit prisons !!!
15901 3 months ago Blythe Clark-McKitrick Portland, OR
15900 3 months ago Jill Principe Spring Hill, FL
15899 3 months ago Anonymous DERWOOD, MD
15898 3 months ago mark novotny Countryside, IL
15897 3 months ago Christina Martinez SONORA, TX
15896 3 months ago Peggy Baughns Decatur, GA
15895 3 months ago Rodney Nippert Amesville, OH
15894 3 months ago Anonymous Washington, DC
15893 3 months ago richard mccrary gastonia, NC
15892 3 months ago Jean Schwinberg Seattle, WA
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners