'Hit him again': Texas judge rebuked for repeated electrocution of man in court
A Texas judge has been rebuked after he ordered a defendant to be shocked repeatedly with a 50,000-volt stun belt for failing to answer his questions.
The remote-controlled bands usually wrap around the legs or waist and are occasionally deployed to immobilize prisoners who turn violent or try to escape, despite ethical and safety concerns.
Terry Lee Morris was not violent during his 2014 trial in Tarrant County, near Dallas. But George Gallagher, the judge, grew vexed when Morris demanded that Gallagher recuse himself.
“Are you going to follow the rules?” Gallagher asked.
Morris replied:... read more
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