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.
15867 1 week ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
15866 1 week ago Judy Bonnell-Wenzel Ann Arbor, MI
15865 1 week ago Sheila Kelley Pine Bush, NY
15864 1 week ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
15863 1 week ago John Velner Adrian, MI
15862 1 week ago Marcus veyera Gambrills, MD
15861 1 week ago Steven Haworth Shafter, CA
15860 1 week ago Kathleen McHendry Belchertown, MA
15859 1 week ago Kristina Lamons Houston, TX
15858 1 week ago Ellen Halbert Drayden , MD
15857 1 week ago Vanessa Olesen Santa Ana, CA
15856 1 week ago Michael Badar Lafayette, CO
15855 1 week ago Halima Foster Austin, TX
15854 1 week ago Lauren Murdock Santa Barbara, CA
15853 1 week ago Annette Shaughnessy Berea, OH
15852 1 week ago Nick Downey Gurdon , AR
15851 1 week ago Nancy Brown Black Mountain, NC Tasers are cruel, inhumane and unnecessary!
15850 1 week ago sarah stevens Martinez, CA
15849 1 week ago Janelle Murphy Galveston, TX
15848 1 week ago Anonymous Middleton, WI
15847 1 week ago M June Lane Fort Wayne, IN When people are restrained they should not be tasered. They should not Taser young children or pregnant women. There are usually several policemen around and they should be able to restrain them. ...
15846 1 week ago Nicole DiVirgilio Mechanicville , NY
15845 1 week ago Jay Newhard Greenville, NC
15844 1 week ago Mary Brouse Lexington, KY
15843 1 week ago Davvon McKenzie Miami, FL
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners