Could Stun Guns Have Prevented Boston Deaths?

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As family members mourned for Luis Gonzalez, shot and killed by Boston police, some state legislators said high-voltage stun guns might have prevented his death and that of another man early last week, says the Boston Globe. Passage of a bill allowing law enforcement officers in Massachusetts to use the electronic weapons is expected as soon as tomorrow. The bill was proposed Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. "I think if the police officers had a tool like this, those deaths could have been prevented," said Representative Timothy J. Toomey Jr., chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Safety. Massachusetts . . .

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