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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15939 1 week ago Grace Ukoha Columbia, MO
15938 2 weeks ago roxy harrington holmen, WI
15937 3 weeks ago donna raceles westland, MI
15936 3 weeks ago Anonymous Saint Paul, MN
15935 1 month ago Kimberly Lowe Gahanna, OH
15934 1 month ago Sr.Felicia SchlechterOSF St. Francis, WI
15933 1 month ago Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA
15932 1 month ago Hannah Brooks yorktown, VA
15931 1 month ago DOROTHY RAVINE Hemet, CA
15930 1 month ago Mark Huddleston Everson, WA
15929 1 month ago Jean Standish NY, NY
15928 1 month ago Susan Heath Albany, OR
15927 1 month ago Marjorie Williams Penney Farms, FL
15926 1 month ago Marjorie Williams Penney Farms, FL
15925 1 month ago Michele Paxson East Meadow, NY
15924 1 month ago Bennet Zurofsky Maplewood, NJ
15923 1 month ago Karry Muzzey Arlington, MA
15922 1 month ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
15921 1 month ago Keane Southard Walpole, NH
15920 1 month ago Erica Ransford Wyandotte, MI
15919 1 month ago Erica Ransford Wyandotte, MI
15918 1 month ago Rhonda Harris Baltimore, MD Excessive use of force should be investigated, especially if the person is already cuffed or restrained.
15917 1 month ago Bryer Marnin Ankeny, IA
15916 1 month ago Anonymous Silver Spring , MD
15915 1 month ago Anonymous Columbia City, IN The persons responsible for passing this "legislation" SHOULD HAVE BEEN FORCED into surviving MULTIPLE tasing events within a specified amount of time - PRIOR to casting their vote!!!!!
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Background:
> Reuters: The Prisoners