July 14, 2009

Taser Grand Jury: Jamaal Valentine (La Marque TX)

Galveston County District Attorney Kurt Sistrunk said the investigation into the death of a Texas City man who was killed with a police Taser continues, but he plans to present the case to a grand jury next month.

Jamaal Valentine, 27, died May 17 after being placed in custody by three La Marque police officers. During the arrest, one of the officers shocked Valentine with a Taser.

We will try to keep villagers updated on this taser torture case. Mr. Valentine is one of 24 people that lost their life this year as a result of taser attacks from the police. I encourage you to sign our online petition asking for congressional hearings on increased incidence of taser torture in America.

What are you thoughts on tasers (in general) or this Jamaal Valentine case (in particular)?

1 comment:

MacDaddy said...

It's a shame. Cops are too quick to use the taser. A person could be mentally unstable, have health problem such as a heart condition, or be under medication that could make them be more likely to die.

And not by coincident, many of those who have died by the taser are disproportionateley African American males.