The Minneapolis Police Department is again defending itself against accusations that an officer went too far during an arrest.
Attorney Albert Goins is suing the City of Minneapolis on behalf of his client, Rolando Ruiz. They're asking for $75,000 and that the officer involved be reprimanded.
The video given to WCCO starts only seconds before the Taser is used on Ruiz, not what led up to the incident. But in that time, no struggle can be seen before the officer used his Taser on Ruiz. What is seen is Ruiz with his hands on the hood of the officer's car.
The dash camera of the squad car was rolling when the officer approached Ruiz with Taser in hand. see Video HERE
Tasered While Black Publisher says: It’s less than one month away from the “Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice Day scheduled for December 4, 2009. Our goal is to unite the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day – Taser Torture in America, Canada and throughout the world.
I want to personally urge you to join us on December 4th. “Stop Taser Torture, blogging for Justice.” as we raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.
I urge you to 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.
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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If we don't address this tasering issue, no one else will.