Aug 8, 2012 / 2,889 notes

foreverliberal:

Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police!

Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being attacked in her apartment. Instead of being helped, Tacoma police tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an interpreter.

Two police officers were dispatched who had been told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms, and swelling on the right side of her face. 

Then they handcuffed her — she was incredibly confused as to why she was under arrest, and couldn’t talk to the officers because they don’t know sign language. Koskovich said that he had yelled for White to stop, but she had ignored him, when she actually couldn’t hear him. 

Please tell the Tacoma Police Department that all officers need to receive training concerning disabled individuals and to do a full investigation of the incident. Get justice for Lashonn White! 

Sign the petition here. Sources are here and here for more information. 

— Brittany 

(via foreverliberal23-deactivated201)

Source: thepetitionsite.com

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    Shit like this legitimately terrifies me; my sister is deaf, and while she can hear with hearing aids, if it was the...
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