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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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ACLU petitions Supreme Court on taser case listen

02/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner says that a Plant City man who was tasered by sheriff’s deputies last year died from "delirium with agitation due to schizoaffective disorder.”

Dr. Leszek Chrostowski said the cause of death of 46-year-old Roney Wilson last September was homicide.

Chrostowski would not go on tape discussing his findings with WMNF, but he did tell us that generally medical examiners choose between homicide and accident when listing cause of death after an inc...

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