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Taser Torture: Abuse, Murder and Denial Of Basic Human Rights

September 20, 2007

Tortured Tasered Student

Most of you have heard of the UF student who asked John Kerry some questions the other day. Andrew Meyer was publicly tortured by tasers in front of his class by police. CNN and FOX tried to whitewash the event, but on close examination of the audio and video, you can see that the student did not resist, but begged the officers to not taze him. Then in response a sadistic officer spitefully said, “Taze him!” and so the police attacked. Josh Goldman, a close friend of the torture victim has gone public on radio here and defended his free speech.

“I couldn’t believe the injustice that was happening to him,” said Clarissa Jessup, one of the people who recorded the public torture and uploaded it to YouTube.

But a more well-known incident happened in a UCLA library, where a student was constantly tasered for several minutes, even in spite of cries of a woman begging the police to stop the shocking torture on the innocent victim.

What has society come to? Must police use electrical weapons to limit free speech and force people to submit to their every whim? Decades back, mental patients were abused by “shock therapy,” one of the techniques practiced in programs run by the CIA and used in various institutions. Today, the death penalty sometimes means death by electrocution. But the reality today is police are now becoming judge, jury and executioner with these electric weapons that can cause injury and death.

But the UF torture incident is just the tip of the iceberg. The taser was designed primarily for torture. “Taser devices are frequently used to torture and interrogate people such as political prisoners and that tasers are used by police in the U.S. particularly for torture to gain compliance.” As a test of the device, the US Air Force tasered fully conscious animals. Even traffic cops use tasers to torture women for speeding.

How about 56-year-old Emily Delafield who was murdered by police using tasers?

“Family attorney Rick Alexander said Delafield’s death could have been prevented and that there are four things that jump out at him about the case.”

“One, she’s in a wheelchair. Two, she’s schizophrenic. Three, they’re using a Taser on a person that’s in a wheelchair, and then four is that they tasered her 10 times for a period of like two minutes,” Alexander said.

Police are arbitratily redefining free speech and engaging in rampant criminality worldwide, asserting their powers with tasers. Robert Guerrero died by police taser because he wouldn’t come out of a closet.

Apprehensively I discovered that even the United States Forest Service is stocking up on tasers. Their recent purchase of 700 tasers for the purpose of “law enforcement” shows just how sold out America is already on torture. We see it all the time on the tube: Cop dramas and terrorism-themed made-for-tv movies endorsing even the torture of children for the sake of justice.

It gets worse. In Los Angeles, police were exposed in this video repeatedly tasering a defenseless senior citizen. A woman in Halifax, Canada, was tortured in a cell by two officers with tasers. The Canadian Criminal Code clearly defines torture as “intentionally inflicting suffering on another person in order to coerce or intimidate them.” Another woman was hogtied and tortured with tasers in Butterfield. Even sexual torture with taser devices has been reported. There is no doubt that police are using the taser as a torture device on a widespread basis.

New technology will surpass tasers in the ability to torture and quell free speech. Lynntech of College Station, Texas, is developing a projectile that can be fired from a shotgun or 40-millimetre grenade launcher. Grenade launchers are already used by riot police to fire tear gas and baton rounds. On impact, the device sticks to the target and delivers an 80,000-volt shock for 7 seconds, using a pulsed delivery similar to that used by tasers. Further shocks can be triggered via remote control.

Most cops these days have no qualms about tasing children either. Scum who do this are no morally better than perverted senators. Like in this video:

Need more proof? Just do a quick video search.

Too many cops think that brutality is the quickest way to justice. Unfortunately, torture never begets anything good, nothing except sudden death, false confessions and tyranny.