Police State: Taser-Happy Cop; Rape Victim Refuses Pat-Down, Gets Arrested
Two stories in the "police state gone wild" category today:
- In New York City, lawyers representing an officer who tasered a naked, mentally ill man who then fell to his death claim he acted in a "reasonable" manner despite numerous instances of negligence and poor planning. At New York's Daily News, via Gawker.
- In Austin, a woman who says she's a rape victim was arrested and barred from the airport after she refused an aggressive, potentially trauma-triggering new TSA pat-down. Via Raw Story.