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Friday, August 7, 2009

Tasered While Black and In Jail

As reported by Brian Young at the Houston Chronicle, A father and son were shocked with Tasers by deputies in a Houston courtroom this morning after an outburst reacting to a 15-year prison sentence for the son. State District Judge Jim Wallace said Harrington Young, 18, was convicted of sexual assault of a child. His father, whose name was not immediately available, was sitting in the gallery of the 263rd court when the judge announced the sentence.

The father jumped to his feet, yelling “No, no, no,” and began moving toward the bench before being grabbed by a deputy. During the ensuing struggle, the deputy shocked the man with a Taser. More HERE

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