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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13842 1 month ago Katherine Bryan Shelby Township, MI
13841 1 month ago Mariah Shepherd Evansville, IN
13840 1 month ago janine foley chigwell, tasmania, ot
13839 1 month ago Mytch Meadows Camano Island, WA
13838 1 month ago Anonymous rockland, MA brutality is a disgusting practice of "law"enforcement.
decency would be a remarkable policy- please endorse improvements
in the treatment of human beings held by police and jailers.. for...
13837 1 month ago Jacquelyn Bransen Fort Collins, CO
13836 1 month ago Bonnye Bauerle Austin, TX
13835 1 month ago Rebecca Augustin Somerton, AZ
13834 1 month ago Carly Stocks Saratoga Springs, UT
13833 1 month ago Judd Stark My, AZ
13832 1 month ago Joe Landwehr Mountain View, MO
13831 1 month ago Kenny Madden Berea, KY
13830 1 month ago Krista Joy Santa Fe, NM
13829 1 month ago Anonymous Middleton, WI
13828 1 month ago taumi conohan westbrook, ME
13827 1 month ago jay falconer long beach, CA
13826 1 month ago Donna Hoffman Pittsburgh, PA
13825 1 month ago Lars Sözüer Duisburg, ot
13824 1 month ago Michael Schornikow Melbourne, ot
13823 1 month ago David Allison Rego Park, NY
13822 1 month ago Julia Berger New Haven, CT
13821 1 month ago Astrid Giese-Zimmer Berkeley, CA
13820 1 month ago Erica Watkins Alexandria, VA
13819 1 month ago Erin Carmean Arnold, CA
13818 1 month ago Linda Guffin Downieville, CA This is technology used as dark ages torture. Stop it NOW!
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners