Update: DC activist reportedly tasered during March 29 arrest at White House peace vigil

While covering the immigration rights march today I was told an ugly piece of news: the US Park Police have returned to their old habit of using Tasers against activists believed to be associated with Occupy. When Barry Knight was arrested on March 29 on some made-up charge as part of an apparent police attempt to drive off the White House peace vigil, the US Park Police shocked him with a Taser, a potentially lethal weapon.

It is unknown whether the Park Police are attempting to dislodge the entire vigil, or just force Occupy activists to stop supporting the vigil and providing relief coverage for Concepcion, who is over 80 years old.


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