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Civil rights group protests Bradenton Taser death listen

12/14/09 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) held a protest in Bradenton on Saturday in response to the latest Taser death.

According to the Bradenton Herald about 50 people marched from the Manatee Judicial Center to the Bradenton Police Department to protest the death of 38 yr. old Derrick Humbert, who died after being tased in the back by police in September.

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Civil rights group wants Taser ban, calls abuse "electrocution without prosecution" listen

11/05/09 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In the wake of the two most recent Taser-related deaths in Florida, a prominent civil rights group has called on Governor Charlie Crist to ‘stop the madness’. Florida is second only to California in the number of Taser deaths, and last week the Southern Christian Leadership Conference met with Crist to ask him to temporarily ban their use until a stricter, more uniform policy can be put in place.

Taser Intl. markets their high-voltage stun guns as a product that “protects life” b...


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