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Another stupid Taser death. What can we do? Obama or Clinton?

Tasers kill.  They kill needlessly.  We are told they are non-lethal, but they often kill.  And worse, cops often resort to them in situations when any sort of force is inappropriate, much less lethal force.

What can citizens do to get rid of tasers?  And which candidate seems most responsive to actually protecting citizens civil liberties? Here's a story of a man tased three times, and killed.  And his crime?  Too incapacitated by an illness to leave his car.

Goodyear worker in Kansas dies after tasering by police

By Kate Randall -- 4 April 2008

Friends and co-workers of an employee at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant in Topeka, Kansas, were horrified when the man died after being tasered three times by police last Saturday night.

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