Monday, August 10, 2009


Representatives of the government torture innocent citizens into unconsciousness, on camera, in United States courtrooms with tasers. They use them on prisoners and on motorists and on political protesters and bicycle riders, on mentally ill and handicapped people and on children And it's happening with nary a peep of protest.

America's torture problem is much bigger than Gitmo or the CIA or the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The government is torturing people every day and killing some of them. Then videos of the torture wind up on Youtube where sadists laugh and jeer at the victims. It's the sign of profound cultural illness.

1 comment:

Kent McManigal said...

A Taser attack is a mortal danger to be dealt with in the same way as being shot with a firearm. Just because the attackers wear the silly hat of government does not excuse their aggression. Act like a thug, be dealt with as a thug.