October 30, 2007

Natives tasered more often

Taser Report Causes TensionSome local Native Americans claim they're targets for being tasered by Sioux City Police. Accusations stem from the recent release of a taser report breaking down each incident by race.

The report says of the 70 people tasered by Sioux City Police last year, 13 of them were Native American, that's roughly 17% of all those tasered.

The report comes just days after a 13 year-old, 90 lb. Native American girl was tasered by police outside of Rollerama.

1 comment:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
One should know that, once a 'suspect' is 'tasered,' the policeman/men have the option to shock the 'taseree' over and again. In Oklahoma, it has been determined that cardiac irregularities have been caused by repeated shocking by tasers, BUT ONLY AMONG NON-CAUCASIAN SUSPECTS. AND that the suspects who have died from such repeated shockings ALL have been non-whites. 'Probable cause' has gone from 'non-lethal means' to 'probable cause of death' and no one is questioning the results, if only because the decedents ALL have been non-whites. Adolph Hitler, if Tasers had existed during his reign among EuroMen, likely would have approved...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'