Friday, April 24, 2009

Taser Nation

To those who claim that torture works, or that we don't torture people here in the good ol' USA,  take a look at this video of police tasering a man whose sole offense is showing the world his small endowment.  Also disturbing is that the cops don't seem the least bit bothered that this is happening in front of hundreds of witnesses and is being filmed and photographed.

Crazy and annoying? yes he is.  A dangerous criminal who needs to be tortured into submission? certainly not!  The real reason they sent painful charges of electricity into him, causing him to spasm, was not to subdue him, but to punish him for not respecting authority figures.  That's what all torture is about.  It has nothing to do with extracting any information.  It's about punishment and revenge.

Digby's Hullabaloo has been running a steady campaign against police tasering, keeping tabs on its regular abuse, and of all the deaths it causes.

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