Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Arc of North Carolina: TASER Report

The Arc of North Carolina has been participating in a statewide initiative, NC TASER Project, to draw attention to the lack of standardized policies regulating the use of TASERs.

Restrictions on using TASERs against people with disabilities do currently exist in twenty four counties. TASER use against a person with a disability is currently prohibited in three counties.

A press conference will be held today at 10:00am at the Mental Health Association in North Carolina's office in Raleigh.

We congratulate our partners on the release of this report and on continuing the statewide push to address this issue.

We will update this blog after the conference today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No Tasers for the disabled, elderly , or children. There has been alot of talk about giving teachers tasers to "control" students. I am talking elementary level.
Tasers should only be used by law enforcement as wepons of defense. Not weapons to make someone complaint.
All the verbal comments in the world does not dictate the use of tasers.
They are being used as a violation of your Free Speech.
There are many video accounts of this behavior.