pgh police fire tasers at recruiting protest www.pittsburgh.indymedia.org On Saturday August 20 2005 in Oakland, on Forbes Avenue in broad daylight just before noon, Pittsburgh police used tasers on protestors at a counter-recruting protest. imgp2958.jpg, image/jpeg, 2288x1712 if you haven't seen a taser in action before: the yellow weapon is a taser, it makes a loud clicking sound when fired. add your comments taser fired by mt Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at 2:27 PM baldhead_taser.jpg, image/jpeg, 2288x1712 the bald-headed cop fired his taser at the crowd add your comments pittsburgh cops out of control by kevin Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at 5:59 PM as a participant of todays rally, i witnessed police enter the crowd of unarmed peaceful activists. they drug a girl dressed in black from the sidewalk to the street and tasered her mercilessly as she lay on the street screaming. police also released pepper spray in the vicinity of a six year old girl (one of the dissidents children) after the childs pain eased, she asked "why are they beating people?" a child asked why she was harmed by the men who are supposed to protect her! there are also reports (unconfirmed) of a disabled mans wheelchair being overturned by the forceful actions of cops out of control! clubs and tasers used on unarmed civilians and chemical weapons on children now we know who the real terrorists are pittsburgh police worse than saddam!!!! add your comments me too by ** Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at 6:33 PM I was also there and I concur with everything Kevin said. Total overreaction and completely unwarranted brutality on the part of the police. No concern for public safety, the safety of small children, oh, and no concern for the law they're supposed to be enforcing. Can someone keep us updated on what happened to the arrestees? add your comments No reason for harm. by Anon Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at 6:34 PM I also was there and a few of my friends I knew were tasered and one almost was pepper sprayed. The reporters were rude as hell and pretty much shoved us out of the way so they could "get the shot!" and they treated us like puppets that were to get arrested. The cops were brutal to many of the people, and there was no need to once so ever. add your comments Police brutality. by ******** Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at 6:38 PM <img src="http://tinypic.com/avka5s.jpg" alt="Image hosted by TinyPic.com"> Was beat brutally to the ground and arrested. add your comments confirmed by Stephanie Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at 8:50 PM firstname.lastname@example.org I confirm that I saw the man on the wheelchair knocked over by police in the chaos that went on today and say the two young children coughing and tearing from the pepper spray.