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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13867 4 weeks ago Steven Gonzalez Gilbert, AZ
13866 4 weeks ago Maria-Viktoria Abricka Mundelein, IL
13865 4 weeks ago Ang Barber Shamokin , PA
13864 1 month ago James Matthews Toronto, ON
13863 1 month ago Ineke Deruyter Portland, OR
13862 1 month ago Nicole Waldron Hamden, OH
13861 1 month ago Carolfrances Likins Los Angeles, CA In this seventieth anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, our police are still violating it. Article 5 of this globally revered document states, “No one shall be subjected to...
13860 1 month ago Nicole Waldron Hamden, OH
13859 1 month ago Ann Roos inez, TX
13858 1 month ago Matthias Kirschner Vienna, ot
13857 1 month ago Katherine Burkman Columbus, OH
13856 1 month ago Geoffrey Reed Bridgeport, CT
13855 1 month ago Ray Alphonse Harahan, LA
13854 1 month ago Anonymous Albuquerque, NM
13853 1 month ago babette bruton Gulfport, FL
13852 1 month ago Jake Culver Portland , OR
13851 1 month ago Deborah Friend Newton, NH
13850 1 month ago Jessie Brown Brooklyn, NY
13849 1 month ago Amie St Amour Syracuse, NY
13848 1 month ago Jeanne Martin Seabeck, WA Abusive use of tasers anywhere is inhumane, and must be stopped.
13847 1 month ago Penelope Mazza Fairfield, IA
13846 1 month ago Nicole Henn Kressbronn, ot
13845 1 month ago Anonymous Ipswich, ot Ban tazers
13844 1 month ago Lars Sözüer Duisburg, ot
13843 1 month ago Lynette Dunne London, ot
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners