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Amnesty International report: Tasers kill 334 in last 7 years listen

12/16/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In September, 46-year-old Roney Wilson died after being zapped three times with a Taser by Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies in Plant City.

According to a new report released Tuesday by Amnesty International, 334 people died after being stunned by such guns by law enforcement in the United States during a seven-year period ending in August.

Dalia Hashad is director of the USA Program at Amnesty International USA. She said the organization has a research team in London which works...

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Mayor asked to investigate police harassment at housing project listen

10/16/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa City Council today voted to recommend to Mayor Pam Iorio that she appoint an investigative body to study interactions between the Tampa Police Department and residents at a public housing development.

The action was proposed after several public housing residents complained of ill treatment by the police.

Kim Reid lives at North Boulevard homes. She said she called the Tampa Police Department last March, but says she only received harassment.

Connie Burton was kicked out ...


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