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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another black man killed By TASERING

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Another black man killed. This time Gregory Rold Dies After Police Shoot Him With a Taser

As reported by Villager at the blog Electronic Village, he reports the sad news of another taser-related death in America.20th taser-related death at the hands of police officers since the beginning of the calendar year. Here is the initial report:
This is the

Salem man dies after police shoot him with a Taser
Stephen Beaven, The Oregonian

A purported trespasser died Saturday night after he was shot with a Taser as Salem police officers tried to arrest him.

Gregory Rold, 37, died at Salem Hospital shortly before 9:30 p.m., police said today.

Officers were called to an apartment on Royvonne Avenue SE in Salem about 7:38 p.m. following a report of a man who was trespassing. They encountered Rold, who resisted arrest, prompting officers to shoot him with a Taser and beat him with their batons. After he was handcuffed, officers said Rold was unconscious.

Four officers were placed on administrative leave while Rold's death is being investigated.


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