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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.
AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at December 24, 2010, 5:04am

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