Tasers as Torture

Erin Polgreen

More on the Taser Front: RawStory recently posted footage from a Nov. 26 recap of Taser-related deaths/interview with Amnesty International Executive Director Larry Cox. Cox repeatedly condemns the use of Tasers as a form of torture. As regular readers already know, this is an issue we've been covering since Nov. 2006, kicking off with Silja J.A. Talvi's Stunning Revelations. The clip provides a surprisingly thorough summary of the issue, but be warned: it's not for the faint of heart.

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Before coming to The Media Consortium in February 2008, Erin was an Associate Publisher for In These Times, where she managed advertising, marketing and outreach. Erin began working with In These Times as an editorial intern in June 2005. That August, she joined the staff as Advertising and Marketing Coordinator and was promoted to Associate Publisher in February 2007. From August 2004 through May 2005, Erin served with City Year Chicago, an Americorps program. As a Senior Corps member, she co-led a team of literacy tutors at an elementary school on the West side of Chicago. Erin graduated with departmental honors and a degree in English from Webster University in May 2004.
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