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Pledge “taseruk”

"I will write to my local MP demanding a review of the use of Tasers by UK police but only if 20 other UK citizens will do the same."

— David W

Deadline to sign up by: 28th February 2009
5 people signed up, 15 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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With the Terrorism Act (2008) coming into effect on February 17th, police accountability has reached possibly its lowest level in the 25 years I've been alive. Thanks to this law, it is no longer safe to even photograph a police officer in the act of abusing their power, or neglecting to do their job.

At the same time the roll out of supposedly non-lethal Tasers to UK police forces continues unabated despite growing evidence demonstrating that these devices are neither safe or humane, nor can police be trusted with them.

See this article in the Telegraph from November 2008 where Jacqui Smith earmarked £8 million to the rollout of new Tasers: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3...

Here's a December 2008 release from Amnesty International on their lethality: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updat...

If you require more convincing that Tasers are powerful, all too easily abused torture devices in the hands of the undertrained, below are a few links and videos that may help convince you.

Taser repeatedly used to coerce crying driver: http://www.foxnews.com/video-search/m/21...

Tasered for not providing proof of insurance to impatient grunt: http://www.statesman.com/news/mplayer/ot...

Wheelchair bound woman dies after being tased 10 times: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/1414751...

Emotionally unstable 89 year old tasered in Wales: http://www.thelabourparty.org/tasered-89...

24 year old dies after second tasering in 3 years: http://tinyurl.com/bhbfth

21 year old dies after being tasered 9 times in 14 minutes by police: http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/92348/

3 months pregnant, woman tased while in back of police car anyway: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/2017...

29 year old tased 4 times and dies, recorded as dying of natural causes: http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/34689...

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David W, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Ashley Connor
  • Mark Browne
  • garsin cheung
  • 2 people who did not want to give their names

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