CNN: Police racism blamed in Louisiana taser killing

By David Edwards
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:34 EDT
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CNN’s Drew Griffin reported on a Louisiana who was killed after being shot by a taser nine times. Baron “Scooter” Pikes stopped twitching after the seventh tasing. According to the coroner he may have been dead with the final two shocks were delivered.

Carol Powell Lexing is an attorney for Pikes. She believes that police racism lead to murder of Baron Pikes.

CNN has more details here.

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast July 22, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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