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Tasers a Form of Torture, Says UN

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taser, tazer, stun gun, died, torture, killed, abuse, terrorism, freedoms, crime )

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TASER stun guns are a form of torture that can kill, a UN committee has declared after several recent deaths in North America. Three men, all in their early 20s, were reported to have died in the US this week, days after a man in Canada died


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Ratty Ratman (160)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 7:28 pm
Contact media:


Contact your representatives:

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And contact Pelosi and tell her to do her job!

Call Congress Toll Free at 800 828 0498

Ratty Ratman (160)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 7:29 pm

I'm printing the story out and taking it to my local police stations.......

Anybody else doing the same?

Isma kumar (563)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 8:00 pm
I can understand both sites ,but I think that a taser is too dangerous to be in use. I had an accident with electricity and after the shock I was very weak for about 2 days. So I can see how fast a human can die because of the taser.

Ratty Ratman (160)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 8:31 pm

Taser was even busted for covering up the fact that they knew they were more dangerous than they said.

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 9:39 pm
Both sides? One side is real, the other side - the pro-taser side - is lies and deception. Can't all police learn aikido and jujitsu to arrest people, like the Japanese police do (and like I have done)? (Plus they can use conversation, and the threat of billy-clubs [batons/truncheons] and gun shots to limbs.) There is absolutely no excuse for using tasers, period. And there is even less excuse for using tasers without warning and without the option for victims to come quietly to avoid the taser. There is absolutely no excuse for using torture, period.

Police and security guards who use tasers use them because they are lazy or because they are cowards - and because they have no empathy for their victims.

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 9:43 pm
Oh, yeah, police also have other motivations for using tasers: they use them because they are sadists, or because they are racist (and other prejudices) or because they let impatience, anger, or hatred rule them.

Ratty Ratman (160)
Tuesday November 27, 2007, 3:24 pm

You're right Simon, and they also often have this "well they HAVE to do what I tell them because I'm a cop---and if they don't, well then they have whatever happens to them coming to them and they deserve it cause I'm a cop and how dare they disobey me" attitude.

I one time reported a woman jogging in the road, it was rush hour and she was causing people to swerve into oncoming traffic. The speed limit is 40 on that road and most people do 50, so she could cause a head on collision at a combined speed of 100 miles and hour and there was grass next to the road where she could jog, or a park less than a mile away.

Anyway, I reported it and then drove back to where I had been going in the first place, and I saw a cop drive right past her, so I drove back to the police station and said that it was obviously possible the cop that did nothing about her was headed elsewhere and could not stop, but he didn't look like he was in a hurry and something needed to be done, and what did the desk cop say to me?

"Are you stalking her?"

She asked me if I was stalking the woman who was endangering people.

I said "what?"

She asked again if I was stalking the woman and I said no I am reporting a safety issue and there are signs that say no pedestrians (for good reason) and that someone could get seriously hurt and what are you accusing me of stalking for and she says well, why did you go back and I said I went back because I wanted to make sure something was done and also it's a public road I can do whatever I want and go wherever I want.

Finally I had to talk to her supervisor and ended up getting nowhere.

Now, I have seen that attitude before, but for her to accuse me of something so ridiculous made the whole thing seem like a surreal dream. I know she was trying to make it clear that if I DARED criticize the police and/or tired to "police the police" that they would make up a false charge and jail me.

And the "good" ones never speak up about the bad ones, which makes them complicit.

They don't want criticism, or anything else, they just want to be little kings that are never questioned.

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