In the News (Police Force Lawsuits Abound)
In the news today: all sorts of police force lawsuits. Today's NYT discusses a taser lawsuit filed against the town of Hamden, Connecticut, and a police sergeant, by the mother of a 26-year-old who was killed by police after being stunned with a Taser at least four times. This lawsuit is just one of several recent stories highlighting growing attention to the use of force by police. Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Sean Bell; last week, to mark the year anniversary, the family of a 92-year-old woman who was shot and killed by police in a spray of 40 shots in her own home filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta police; and last week, an 18 year old Brooklyn teen died in the now-typical Amadou Diallo fashion.