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.
15866 3 months ago Judy Bonnell-Wenzel Ann Arbor, MI
15865 3 months ago Sheila Kelley Pine Bush, NY
15864 3 months ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
15863 3 months ago John Velner Adrian, MI
15862 3 months ago Marcus veyera Gambrills, MD
15861 3 months ago Steven Haworth Shafter, CA
15860 3 months ago Kathleen McHendry Belchertown, MA
15859 3 months ago Kristina Lamons Houston, TX
15858 3 months ago Ellen Halbert Drayden , MD
15857 3 months ago Vanessa Olesen Santa Ana, CA
15856 3 months ago Michael Badar Boulder, CO
15855 3 months ago Halima Foster Austin, TX
15854 3 months ago Lauren Murdock Santa Barbara, CA
15853 3 months ago Annette SHAUGHNESSY Berea, OH
15852 3 months ago Nick Downey Gurdon , AR
15851 3 months ago Nancy Brown Black Mountain, NC Tasers are cruel, inhumane and unnecessary!
15850 3 months ago sarah stevens Martinez, CA
15849 3 months ago Janelle Murphy Galveston, TX
15848 3 months ago Anonymous Middleton, WI
15847 3 months 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 3 months ago Nicole DiVirgilio Mechanicville , NY
15845 3 months ago Jay Newhard Greenville, NC
15844 3 months ago Mary Brouse Lexington, KY
15843 3 months ago Davvon McKenzie Miami, FL
15842 3 months ago Tanya Croke Tunbridge , VT Perhaps it is time to consider rehabilitative programs in our prisons and jails, not corporal punishment. Let's look to the behavioral psychology. We all should know by now that abuse and torture do...
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners