Tasing in America has gone out of control. Last night I learned about how a Minneapolis Police officer tased a man with his hands on a squad car. Yes, the officer used a Taser on the mans neck while he was in a non-combative stance, and his hands on the squad car.
Now we learn that a man was tased outside of his home, as his house burned.
Get this, According to Sarah Steimer at at Kent News Net the resident, Mike Bartlett, said he was returning from downtown for his cell phone when he noticed his sister's room on fire. He ran in to make sure she was not there and continued to find his friends in the basement and alert them of the fire. He said his cousin's girlfriend was sleeping upstairs so he went back in the house to retrieve her.
"As I was running downstairs, I could hear the window glass popping because of the heat," Bartlett said.
When he got outside, Bartlett said police officers were at the end of the driveway. He said he approached them for help, but they dismissed him. As he walked toward one of his friends, he said the officers tackled and restrained him with the Taser gun, giving them no reason for their force.
I have had enough of the tasering of our children, teens, the disabled, pregnant mothers, handicapped, and the blind. Join us on December 4th as we bring people of all backgrounds together on this issue. "Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice." as we raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. Contact us at: StopTaserTorture@gmail.com to register your blog.
Don’t forget to support the petition to the United States Congress calling for public hearings on the systemic human rights violations occurring with Federal funding for the use of Tasers® against American citizens.
As Micheal Jackson wrote. It does not matter if your Black or White.
A few bad cops and a few bad police department policies that allow the torture of Blacks, Whites, Asians, Latino, Native American, Progressives, Liberals, and yes, even the blind with cancer.
We all must come together and become activist on this issue of Taser Torture in Barack Obama's home town of of Chicago and across America.
Yes, we must stop torture in our own American back yard.
We are hoping you will join the movement.