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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Taser National Memorial in memory of Michael Jacobs Jr., Fort Worth, Texas

Thank you to Marcus Hardin of Fort Worth, Texas for the awesome photos and the following guestbook message:

We have built a National Memorial in Ft Worth Texas for the 473 victims who were tortured and died after being electrocuted with a taser. They are each represented by 473 white crosses laid out in military burial style. The main sign says Taser / Torture / Death / NATIONAL MEMORIAL / All races and Religions.

A name list is on the back of the main sign. This Memorial was built by 73 year old Pastor Tom Franklin who said "I just couldn't sit by while people were being tortured with the cruel and unusual punishment of having 50,000 volt wires shot one half inch under the skin. He also said "maybe I can't prove that a taser killed all of the people represented here but I can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they were tortured. He said "I can't imagine a more cruel and unusual punishment than having a taser barb in the neck and chest and being electrocuted for fifty four screaming agonizing seconds."

That is what happened to Michael Patrick Jacobs Junior here in Ft Worth, Tx. and is what gave Reverend Franklin the idea to construct the memorial for all taser victims in Michael Jacobs's name.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the thousands who have had their lives spared instead of being shot to death. Why don't you acknowledge that?

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that every single police officer, security person and military member who used a Taser also goes through the same "torture" to be certified to use one.