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BlackRock: Stop Funding Tasers!

Tell Blackrock: stop investing in Tasers!

Over a thousand Americans have been killed by Tasers — 32 percent of them are Black Americans. Tasers are made by the colossal law enforcement supplier Axon Enterprise, based in Arizona. One of their top shareholders happens to be Blackrock. Recently Blackrock has been trying to be sympathetic to the atrocities of murders waged on Black Americans and communities of color. If we ramp up massive pressure and blow the whistle on their deadly stocks, we can highlight that divesting from Tasers and the war in our streets will be a step in the right direction in building a fair and just society.

This issue is important to having peace in our streets. But this will only work if people participate. Send an email to Blackrock to divest from the Taser manufacturer Axon Enterprise which is responsible for the killing of thousands of Americans, and CODEPINK will pull out all the stops to make sure Blackrock execs hear our call below.

Blackrock could do this. They recently announced that they were divesting from fossil fuels — signaling a shift in their policies. If CEO Larry Fink cares about “diversity, fairness, and justice” and building a “stronger, more equal, and safer society” — he should divest from Tasers.

Plus, compared to Blackrock’s other holdings, Taser stocks aren’t even that significant!

But if Blackrock does this, it could be the first domino we need to get other investment companies on board too. Send an email to BlackRock and share this widely! 

If there’s one thing our community stands for, it’s peace and social justice. And one way we can help achieve that is by cutting off the flow of cash into the manufacturing of Tasers. So, let’s come together to make that happen, and help prevent more innocent Americans from being killed with these senseless tools.

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  • Herman Walker
    commented 2022-05-02 07:53:06 -0400
    I think it is a good idea to stop investing in Tasers. If you’re not sure why, let me explain: Tasers do not work as advertised, and they often cause more harm than good. In the best-case scenario, Tasers are used on people who are non-compliant and violent but have not yet committed a crime. They may be a resisting arrest or otherwise acting out in such a way that makes them dangerous. This can be quite a broad category of people. I have tasked a reliable writer from source to highlight everything that is going wrong with these tasers. Tasers are an expensive, ineffective, and dangerous alternative to guns. Unfortunately, the way cops are currently trained to use Tasers is extremely problematic.