“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
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