The United States Supreme Court could be examining its first case of possible excessive taser abuse, and it comes from Washington County. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the petition earlier this week involving a videotaped tasing by a Washington County sheriff's deputy in 2004. The deputy tased a man after he was in handcuffs and down on the ground.
... Generations of Americans have assumed that if they passively resist a police office, they'll be arrested but not brutalized. My concern is that this gives permission to law enforcement officers to wail on someone with a club or spray them with chemicals or shock them with a taser for being nonviolent. And that is a step backwards. As of today, the U.S. Supreme Court has not decided whether or not it will take the case. [LINK]
Gee - I wonder if they'll decide to let the USA continue its slide towards being a police state where people can have dangerous electro-shock torture applied by the police for no good reason?
What do you think they do?
See also the Truth...Not Tasers blog [LINK].
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