Ok, so what would happen if a parent were to use a taser to punish their child. I mean seriously, what would happen if Child Protective Services became aware that something like this was done to just one child? Obviously there’d be an investigation, and possible removal of said child, right? Well, why in the world isn’t there a Congressional investigation into the number of people who have died at the hands of the police after being tasered?!!
Look, I’m not talking about investigating burn marks from the use of tasers. I’m talking about the investigation of multiple deaths. Tasers are classified as non-lethal, but when they have resulted in the deaths of more than a few people, I’d say this is an obvious red flag, or call for attention moment, right? Well, does a child have to die from being tased by the police for this to be taken seriously? Is that what it’s going to take. I mean, in a couple states right now its not against the law for a child to be tasered by the cops. Now, lets go back to the parent tasering scenario again. Do you think you’d be able to get away with that on one of your kids?
Of course not. That said, it’s time that people took a stand against this bullshit. Look, if you truly care about this lethal use of force which in my opinion is just as bad as Water boarding, you can join us in the AfroSpear in making a difference. You can click the link bellow and sign the petition asking the Congressional Black Caucus to step up to the plate. Yes, its time that our elected officials at the federal level do something about this, and do it quick before a child has to die. Its bad enough that this year alone so far 16 people have died as a result of being tasered. Yes, 16 people, and it’s only the end of the first quarter of the year.
Look, I don’t even want to get into this and make it a racial issue when its obvious that Black men are disproportionately accosted by the police. Nope, I don’t wanna do that. However, I would say that Oscar Grant may have been alive today had that police officer in Oakland had not been reaching for his taser as he claimed he was. I’ll let you think about that one for a while. Sign the petition, copy the link, and pass it on to your friends and family. I don’t care, get involved, do something, hell, blog about it if you have to. This brutality has to stop, and somebody has to care even if certain people don’t.