Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Needs to Stop

[TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY, TORTURE, DEATH, RACISM]

"Georgia cops fired Taser 13 times ‘as a cattle prod’ to make tired man walk before he died"

This is another level of disgusting. Literally treating this man as an animal until they killed him. He's a black man, of course. This sounds like fucking torture. They didn't give one fuck about his health. You can kill someone with a taser by hitting them with it just once, which is why it's supposed to be used only to take someone down who is actually being aggressive. This guy was just sitting there.

“They used their Tasers as a cattle prod on Mr. Towns.” 
Stewart said that he pieced together what led up to Towns’ April 11 death using official city records and eyewitness accounts. 
“He wasn’t cursing. He wasn’t being abusive. He was saying, ‘I’m tired,’” the attorney pointed out.

The autopsy results say that the taser killed him and ruled his death a homicide. The "Police Benevolent Association" lawyer says it didn't. I bet I know who the courts will believe.

Even if it wasn't the taser that killed him, you don't fucking do that to a human being. Will we ever stop seeing headlines like this? Will anything ever change?

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