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Man Tasered by Sheriffs in South LA Dies

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Since 2001, about 230 people have died in the U.S. after being shocked with a Taser. One of the most recent incidents was in an unincorporated part of South LA last Friday night when a 32-year-old man died after being shocked twice by LA County Sheriffs.

Apparently, Cesar Silver was under drugs or alcohol and fought and struggled with five sheriffs before the Taser gun was brought out. "Eyewitnesses indicated there was a real struggle. He had a deputy's leg in a hold," Michael Gennaco, head of the sheriff's Office of Independent Review, told the LA Times.

We don't know about you, but bean bag guns are starting to sound like a good option these days.

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