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Police Brutality Blog African American Political Pundit

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While Black TheDuckShoot.com/blog From My Brown

Eyed View All About Race Black Women In Europe. blog

Antoinette’s “Point of View” Inteligentaindigena

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Promise The Unapologetic Mexican This Blk Sistas Page

TNT – Truth … not tasers Carole Mcdonnell Blog

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A man tased as his house burned – No kidding!

As a posted in the Dailykos, a man tased as his house burned.

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 went 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.

According to the Kent City Police levels of resistance report, Bartlett used psychological and physical active resistance to avoid arrest. The report stated he was both combative and intoxicated. No one from the Police Department was available for comment.

Bartlett said he was not offered medical attention by the officers. Instead, he was taken directly to the police station. Bartlett went to the hospital following his court appearance Sunday. He said he was treated for first- and second-degree burns. Read More HERE

Get this, the Kent City Police said that Bartlett used psychological and physical active resistance to avoid arrest. Why was this man arrested for saving people’s lives? Don’t you think the police are out of control with these tasers?
Have you 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.
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.
We are hoping you will join the movement.

Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice Day – 12.4.09

“Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice Day – 12.4.09″  has been announced.

Our goal is to unite the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day – Taser Torture in America, Canada and throughout the world.

Bloggers like Pam at Pam’s House Blend, Jack and Jill Politics BlackPerspective.net, Francis Holland Blog , Tasered While Black (all members of the afrospear successfully began addressing this issue over two years ago. We want to expand the discussion.

Out of this discussion will naturally flow ideas, advice, plans, and action.

In 2008,  the theme of the Afrospear bloggers was,  “Blogging for Justice,”  detailing and focusing on acts of violence by police against black communities in America.

This year will be the 2nd annual “Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice Day.” We want to expand the discussion on the issue of tasering and how the issue threatens us all.

Amnesty International says that between 2001 and August 2008, 334 Americans died after Taser shocks. The stun gun was deemed to have caused or contributed to at least 50 of those deaths, Amnesty says, citing medical examiners and coroners. Most suspects were unarmed, and many were subjected to repeated or prolonged shocks, according to Amnesty. The human rights group has called for governments to limit the use of stun guns or suspend their use. In November 2007, the UN Committee Against Torture released a statement saying “use of Taser X26 weapons, provoking extreme pain, constituted a form of torture, and… in certain cases, it could also cause death.”

Join us on December 4th. “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. The United Nation’s Committee against Torture has declared that Taser use can constitute a form of torture, while USA: Amnesty International has an on-going concern about the use of tasers on American citizens. More HERE

Have a question? Need additional information? Want to participate? Register via email: StopTaserTorture@gmail.com

Who’s Participating

(Updated daily)

Pam’s House Blend

Excited-Delirium

Electronic Village

Police Brutality Blog

African American Political Pundit

BlackPerspective.net

Francis Holland Blog

Tasered While Black

TheDuckShoot.com/blog

From My Brown Eyed View

All About Race

The Super Spade

Black Women In Europe. blog

Antoinette’s “Point of View”

Hate Crime Watch

Inteligentaindigena Novajoservo

HateCrimeWatch

MyBlackView

A Lovely Promise


Get added to the list send an email to: StopTaserTorture@gmail.com.  Include your blog name, city and country in the email.

Stop Taser Torture

Welcome to the Stop Taser Torture Blog. The Stop Taser Torture blog is the official blog that coordinates an annual event called, “Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice.” The annual event will be held of December 4th of each year.

Join our 2nd year on December 4th 2009.

2009 will be the 2nd annual “Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice Day.” We want to expand the discussion on the issue of tasering and how the issue threatens us all.

Have a question? Need additional information? Want to participate? Register via email: StopTaserTorture@gmail.com

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Picture of 14 year old girl tasered in the head by police Chief.
Merced Tasing

Merced Tasing

Lisa James

Greg Williams, a disabled double amputee who was Tasered by Merced Police Officers on Sept. 11th, recounts the incident to a Merced Sun-Star reporter.  More HERE

Michelle Gabel / The Post-Standard
Audra Harmon, a bus driver and mother of three, was Tasered twice by a deputy on a traffic stop in January. The charges were dismissed. More HERE
Grandma Tasered
How about the 72-year-old grandmother who was pulled over for speeding, then tasered and sent to jail.  More HERE

We have to stop taser torture in America and around the world!  Join US!

Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice – 12.4.09

2nd International Stop Taser Torture – blogging for Justice event. December 4th 2009.


Welcome to The Stop Taser Torture Blog. The Stop Taser Torture blog is the official blog that coordinates an annual event called, “Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice.” held of December 4th of each year.

This year will be the 2nd annual “Stop Taser Torture – Blogging For Justice Day.” We want to expand the discussion on the issue of tasering and how the issue threatens us all.

Our goal is to unite the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day – Taser Torture in America, Canada and throughout the world. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.

Have a question? Need additional information? Want to participate? Register via email: StopTaserTorture@gmail.com

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