Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Black Bloggers Circulate Petition Against Police Pre-Trial Electrocution and Execution

The AfroSpear's African American Political Pundit says,
Support our petition to Congress calling for public hearings on the systemic human rights violations occurring with Federal funding for the use of Tasers® against American citizens. The United Nation's Committee Against Torture has declared that Taser use can constitute a form of torture, while USA: Amnesty International has an on-going concern about the use of tasers on American citizens.

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I believe this is of critical importance because if the Obama Adminstration does not find a way to stop police pretrial curbside executions of Black children, women and men, then Blacks may well resort to self-help of a kind that is as predictable as whites' displeasure.

In fact, self-help and self-defense against police electrocution attempts have already begun. African American Political Pundit reports,

Woman tasers Male Cop with his own Taser
Take That!

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Police have arrested a woman they said used a Utah Highway Patrol trooper's Taser on him. Lisa Parker, 41, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail for investigation of aggravated assault, interference with an arresting officer and unauthorized control of a motor vehicle. Authorities said a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a truck he thought was stolen on Saturday.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Nigbur said the officer attempted to arrest the female passenger but she hit him with her shoe and bit him.

Nigbur said the trooper tried to use his Taser but it didn't fire, so he threw it aside. But authorities say Parker picked it up and fired a shock called a "dry stun" into the officer.

A K-9 unit and back-up officer arrived, and Parker eventually was Tasered. More HERE

No word on if Lisa is a black woman. Tasered While Black

In my opinion, intentional or negligent pre-trial electrocution and execution of persons who have not even been arraigned is unlawful and constitues murder. Therefore anyone who believes that they are about to be a victim of this violence is within their rights to use such force as may be necessary avoid being murdered by a police officer or officers.

Certainly, if the police armed themselves with pitchforks to subdue witnesses, and these pitchforks sometimes merely perforated the skin while at other times perforated major organs, we would all agree that the police were exhibiting at least a wanton disregard for life, unecessary force, and we would acknowledge the need and even the responsibility to stop such violence by any means necessary.

An electrocution device is like a pitchfork. There is no way to know before using it whether the result of its use will be mere temporary immobilization, permanent injury or death. However, police using a pitchfork over and over again on the same person obviously increases the risk of death, and therefor also increases the urgency of self defense by the victim and "defense of another" by members of the public.

Because the use of electrocution devices often results in electrocution, no one should stand by and watch while another person is being electrocuted, particularly when the electrocution does not follow the due process hopefully would be available in a court of law.

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