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Police Tase Foreclosed Upon Homeowners Protesting Criminal Bankers, Criminal Bankers Continue Facing No Repercussions

Why shoot peaceful protesters full of electricity in order to get them to fall to the ground in excruciating pain, dazed and compliant?

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Note the casual sadism. The young woman is surrounded by three men as she links arms with another protester. She does not appear to be in any way violent or threatening. The big man behind her holds her around the neck and whispers in her ear (who knows what he told her, but if it's the usual, he says "cooperate right now or you're going to be tased.") As a peaceful protester engaged in civil disobedience she naturally refuses. At this point, they would normally pick her up bodily and carry her to the paddy wagon. Instead, they hit her with 50,000 volts of electricity, she crumbles to the ground as her whole body is overwhelmed by pain. 

And then they blithely walk away, leaving her writhing on the ground. Let's just say they were lucky she wasn't one of the thousands of people who've died from tasers. I guess they would have noticed at some point when she stopped screaming. 

This makes me sick to my stomach. And that it happened on the steps of the United States Department of Justice makes me ashamed to be an American. 

The woman who was tasered is named Carmen Pittman.  Here's her story. I guess she just hasn't been punished enough.

Digby is the proprietor of Hullabaloo.
 
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