posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 10:32 PM
It doesn't matter if it was used once, or 50 times. It's a abomination of our justice system.
It doesn't matter if it is only used in one small town, population of only 60 people, or a megacity with 12 million. It's still an abomination.
A person is innocent until proven guilty. Any defendant given electrical shocks, which can cause severe pain and, in an certain cases even death if
the medical history is unknown, as they are sitting in a court room has to be on the same level as placing someone on the rack and popping their
sockets out until they've confessed to what ever it is you want.
This is very plain and simple: a disgrace to our justice system.
Have a known violent person, or one who is a flight risk? There are court rooms where the defendant in those cases can be contained in a cell or
isolation box built into the court room. If a person can not behave themselves while in court, they can be escorted out of the court room, and you can
still be tried while you are absent.
Judge does not like someone's behavior in his court room? He can have them charged with contempt, and are either fined or spend jail time for their
But using electrocution on a person that is innocent until proven guilty? Excuse me? That should NEVER be acceptable to anyone, for any reason.
No matter if it happened in only one court room and only one time.
Isolated incident? Sure......okay. But if no one speaks out about it, what then? I guess that means it's accepted. And once accepted, what happens