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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Use of Shock Belts on people??? Opinions Please

    If this subject belongs somewhere else, please move.

    Yesterday, while keeping up on Elizabeth Johnson's court motions I noticed one referenceing a shock belt. This blew me away! I'm no fan of EJ but had no idea this was going on in the USA.

    Wow, what do WSers think?

    Doing a cursory scan through google, found this 11 yr old article to give a little more info.

    50,000-volt penalty for talking is ruled illegal / L.A. judge's use of stun belt in court rejected

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...#ixzz25uNVnNs7

    But this was 11 yrs ago and in California.

    Look forward to your opinions, this just bothers me...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Body-Salt Lake City Soul-the Ocean
    That is classic cruel and unusual punishment. totally unconstitutional.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Oh my word never heard of this before!

    Is this something used a lot for none violent prisoners too?

    Hello to all members I am sorry if this shouldn't be posted here but I can't seem to find a Newbie thread

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Tampa, Fl
    They shock people in court? In the open? Talk about justice -_- No it is NOT okay and I am totally AGAINST. Something to remember:
    Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
    And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

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