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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Police used a Taser gun to restrain a resident outside of his home as it burned

As a posted in the Dailykos, a man tased as his house burned - No kidding!

According to Sarah Steimer at at Kent News Net the resident, Mike Bartlett, said he was returning from downtown for his cell phone when he noticed his sister's room on fire. He ran in to make sure she was not there and continued to find his friends in the basement and alert them of the fire. He said his cousin's girlfriend was sleeping upstairs so he went back in the house to retrieve her.

"As I was running downstairs, I could hear the window glass popping because of the heat," Bartlett said.

When he went got outside, Bartlett said police officers were at the end of the driveway. He said he approached them for help, but they dismissed him. As he walked toward one of his friends, he said the officers tackled and restrained him with the Taser gun, giving them no reason for their force.

According to the Kent City Police levels of resistance report, Bartlett used psychological and physical active resistance to avoid arrest. The report stated he was both combative and intoxicated. No one from the Police Department was available for comment.

Bartlett said he was not offered medical attention by the officers. Instead, he was taken directly to the police station. Bartlett went to the hospital following his court appearance Sunday. He said he was treated for first- and second-degree burns. Read More HERE

AAPP:  Get this, the Kent City Police said that Bartlett used psychological and physical active resistance to avoid arrest. Why was this man arrested for saving people's lives? Don't you think the police are out of control with these tasers?

I have had enough of the tasering of our children, teens,  the disabled, pregnant mothers, handicapped, and the blind. Join us on December 4th as we bring people of all backgrounds together on this issue. "Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice." as we raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. 

Contact us at: stoptasertorture@gmail.com to register your blog.

Don’t forget to support the petition to the United States Congress calling for public hearings on the systemic human rights violations occurring with Federal funding for the use of Tasers® against American citizens.
As Micheal Jackson wrote. It does not matter if your Black or White.

We all must come together and become activist on this issue of Taser Torture in Barack Obama's home town of of Chicago and across America.

We are hoping you will join the movement.

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