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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 04:32 PM
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Tasers a form of torture, says UN

Tasers a form of torture, says UN

TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill, a UN committee has declared after several recent deaths in North America.

"The use of these weapons causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture,'' the UN's Committee against Torture said.

"In certain cases, they can even cause death, as has been shown by reliable studies and recent real-life events,'' the committee of 10 experts said.

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When torture is carried out in open public view, many people will accept, justify, and defend it because it's easier for them to do that than admit they are currently living in a country whose government supports summary torture of its citizens. Most importantly, they must deny that it is torture all together. It's something else, exactly what, they can not say.

I am not one of those people.

I recognize this Law Enforcement Industrial Complex for exactly what it is: A Police State.

How long before this wonderful new Taser "product" goes from military use to civilian use?



At the next political rally? What do you think.

So, people of the U.N., please arrest our leaders and the CEOs of companies like Taser and Blackwater, hold the War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity trials. Help us good citizens rid our once great nation of the fascist cancer that has metastasized and taken hold at the very root of her body: The U.S. Constitution.

We need your help.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 04:47 PM
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1. These damned things should be BANNED!!!
K&R!!!
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 05:22 PM
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2. Couldn't it be argued that batons are a form of torture for the same reasons?
Edited on Sat Nov-24-07 05:28 PM by tuvor
Why are they acceptable?
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 05:36 PM
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4. Good question - of course it could be argued, however...
...that's like arguing a sneeze and the sexual orgasm feel the same.

They both could be described as having a build up of tension followed by an explosive release of pleasure.

But we all know that a sneeze and the orgasm are two completely different experiences.
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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 05:31 PM
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3. You're right about the U.S. Constitution and Police State.
It doesn't get much clearer than the 8th Amendment's 'cruel and unusual' clause. Guess that amendment was flushed down the toilet long ago with pain compliance, of which Tasers are only a part.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 05:39 PM
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5. Time to return to the days of the wood shampoo.
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 05:54 PM
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6. UN committee's have condemned many things and countries so should the world abide by those
committees?

If yes, then Israel is in big trouble along with dozens of other countries.
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