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Showing posts with label cruel. Show all posts
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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tasers are cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment which is absolutely prohibited under international law.

We believe that Taser use has amounted to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment which is absolutely prohibited under international law.

- Amnesty International








"While in the United States police operate under professional standards,(8) we are concerned that many U.S. police departments are using Tasers to subdue non-compliant or disturbed individuals who do not pose a serious danger to themselves or others. As our reports have documented, there are many cases where we believe use of Tasers has contravened international standards which require that police use force only when strictly necessary, in proportion to the threat posed, only for as long as the threat exists and in a manner designed to minimize pain or injury. We have documented disturbing instances where we believe that Taser use has amounted to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment which is absolutely prohibited under international law."



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