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SaraNelson2013
SaraNelson2013

It is shocking that police brutality is not regulated.  I can't even imagine the number of cases that exist in the United States where the people haven't found resolve from abuse.  As far as tasers, is it just laziness on the part of the police officers?  They see a hormonal pregnant women and instead of trying to talk to her they just taze her?  Why talk to a mentally ill child when you totally deplete them with the press of a button.  This is inhumane and should be stopped.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

Nancy, this is so important.  Thank you.  


This is so appalling.  Many have tried to call attention to it, with no success.  We must keep shining the spotlight on this.  The seductive nature of this too-often-lethal technology must be exposed, and you've gone a long way toward helping this happen.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg moderator

Back to what you always say about "safety and security" -- all this techno ( just like draconian legislation) was marketed ti keep us safer.. Less injuries they say to officers and citizens

Another lie -- they are torturing/killing us all..

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg moderator

@KayWhitlock thank you Kay


i gave myself an extreme headache just reading/writing about ONE aspect of this.. I cannot even began to imagine being subjected to any of this "less than lethal" force..


Horrifying

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