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Thursday Night Live - August 2nd 2012

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Every day police nationwide are expanding their use of Tasers as a non-lethal deterrant, and as a method of forced compliance, but what happens when something goes wrong and someone dies? Police departments always seem to claim that officers acted appropriately, but is it really appropriate to kill someone for simply being unruly? Knowing that tasers are actually lethal, should they be used for day to day situations like crying pre-teen girls and disabled women who are not able to get out of bed as fast as officers would like?

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In 1962, the United States of America almost ended up in a full scale war with the Soviet Union over the attempted shipment of missiles to Cuba. For thirteen days in October of that year, our two Navys were head to head, waiting to see who would fire first. Eventually the Soviets turnd around and went home keeping missiles off the island of Cuba forever, or did they?

According to the Russian newspaper Pravda, as of May 22nd of this year, there are now Russian nuclear missiles based on Cuba in respons to the United States breaking promises made by President George Bush in 2001. Why hasn't this made the news here, and what does it mean for the future security of our country?

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