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.


51-75 of 15941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
15891 3 months ago Linda Hollingsworth Eugene, OR
15890 3 months ago Pamela Meyers Bay Village, OH
15889 3 months ago Judith Appleton Oberlin, OH
15888 3 months ago Christine Campbell Arvada, CO
15887 3 months ago LEONARD CRAIG Brentwood, TN
15886 3 months ago Brian Smith Warrenton, MO
15885 3 months ago Bruce Dodds Richmond, IN
15884 3 months ago minori hinds leicester , NC
15883 3 months ago CADEE MURRAY LA VERGNE, TN
15882 3 months ago Kate Goetz Chicago, IL
15881 3 months ago Kayleigh Somers Seattle, WA
15880 3 months ago Holly Rawson Storrs Mansfield, CT
15879 3 months ago Ronda Czarneke Matlacha, FL
15878 3 months ago Francene Shed Stillwater, OK
15877 3 months ago Pamela Gagliardo Fort Bragg, CA
15876 3 months ago Frances Thomas SOMERSET, MA
15875 3 months ago Asphodel Denning Seattle, WA
15874 3 months ago Pamela Scott Boulder Creek, CA
15873 3 months ago Riley Brannian Iowa City , IA
15872 3 months ago Anonymous Womelsdorf, PA
15871 3 months ago Mary Johannsen Minneapolis, MN
15870 3 months ago Thomas Cierech Ringwood, NJ
15869 3 months ago Chadidjah McFall Berkeley, CA
15868 3 months ago Minister Christine Gelabert Uniondale, NY
15867 3 months ago Dorothy Neff Coleman, MI
Next ->

By taking action you will be automatically signed up for action alerts from RootsAction. We consider your contact information to be private and confidential. We will NOT disclose it to any other entity unless you specifically authorize us to do so. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.

Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners