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Repeated tazing by Philly cops causes miscarriage

Posted October 1st, 2012 by phonon
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As Jones repeated, "I didn't know you were a police officer," Officer Philip Sprague and his partner, Officer Russell Seiberlich, threw her to the ground and handcuffed her, according to the lawsuit. Another cop who came as backup, Officer Chris Manigault, then shot Jones with a stun gun each time she screamed for help - more than seven times - upon Sprague's order, according to the lawsuit. She miscarried a few weeks later, her attorney, James E. Lee, said.

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Police Tasings Might Finally Be Ruled Brutality

Posted May 16th, 2012 by XD45
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Tasers are used across the nation by police as a "pain compliance technique." But do the powerful electroshock weapons amount to police brutality? A case that lands before the Supreme Court next week could decide the fate of tasers.

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Woman jailed for getting pregnant, then dies from medical neglect

Posted November 25th, 2010 by berserker13
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Thrown in jail for getting pregnant? That seems like a particularly absurd violation of women's reproductive rights. But it's actually an established policy in Allegheny County, PA. Cara reports at the Curvature that, for Amy Lynn Gillespie, becoming pregnant meant violating the terms of her work release under probation, and getting thrown in jail. Yet this story comes to an even more tragic ending, because Gillespie died while in custody from advanced pneumonia.

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Cop Shoots Unarmed Pregnant Woman During Drug Raid

Posted September 27th, 2010 by ZEUSLGN
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A pregnant, unarmed woman was shot during a drug raid in Spokane, Washington on Friday morning, and she remained hospitalized as investigators pieced together exactly what happened in the county's third officer-involved shooting within a month.

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Court OKs Repeated Tasering of Pregnant Woman

Posted March 30th, 2010 by parallax
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A federal appeals court says three Seattle police officers did not employ excessive force when they repeatedly tasered a visibly pregnant woman for refusing to sign a speeding ticket.

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Tackling a pregnant woman in a hospital ER is "reasonable force"

Posted November 13th, 2009 by gibson042
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In 2005, seven-months pregnant Melanie Williams was chased by police into the St. Vincent's Medical Center emergency room, where she was tackled, handcuffed, and dragged back outside... because she had run a red light while on her way there under doctor's orders.

A panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said the officers used reasonable force, so Williams can sue only for unlawful arrest.

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