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"The harder path is creating a more just society..." August 20, 2011 Letter by Mary Moore

Letter To the Editor: Press Democrat  August 20, 2011

[Regarding Article "Santa Rosa Mayor Defends Kids Handling SWAT Weapons" Read below]

It is useless to try logic with people who have become so desensitized that they don't instinctively react with outrage at the idea of our local police using guns and tanks in an attempt to "reach the community" through its children via the "cool" factor as was just done in South Park.

Michigan TEEN DIES AFTER COPS TASER HIM

link to article HERE

Michigan teenager dies after police Taser him

WASHINGTON (AFP) — A 15-year old boy died Sunday [March 22, 2009] in Michigan after police used a Taser stun gun to subdue him, police said Monday.

 

An investigation was opened and an autopsy ordered with police saying it was not clear whether Brett Elder's death was directly linked to the Taser incident.

 

WEAPONS (2007)

Assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons are being supplied by a large corporation (Target) and the DA. TAZERS Tazers give off a 50,000 volt blast. EPD is expecting to have a new batch of tazers soon. The body count in North America now stands at 287 after having been tasered with this "less than lethal" device. 15 Canadians and 272 Americans since 2001, 9 dead in August of this year alone. Tazers in Humboldt have been used, for instance, on a person sneaking into a concert at the Eureka Muni and people following police orders (to walk away) in Arcata.