July 28th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Police are so Taser-happy, they torture men who have broken backs

Cops all over are using Tasers as soon as you are slow to follow instructions. Frankly doing this ought to be punishable by treble Tasering, if there is justice in the world. One of the latest incidents seems to be the 19-times Tasering of a man whose back and foot were broken, because he did not get up when told to: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-god-by-digby-this-is-so-terrible-it.html

The usual police lies were included.

Aside: I really wish some way would be found to make telling the truth a positive experience for the police. It is understandable, even if not excusable, why they would habitually lie—our sick work ethic is founded on minimization of punishment rather than joy in working.