Arming BUS DRIVERS???

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This morning, Mark Riley had a piece on a proposal to arm NYC transit workers with tasers. These are deadly weapons that can also be used for torture. See the Amnesty International links below for information on police abuse of these weapons. If trained police officers misuse these weapons, imagine the potential for abuse that would be created by arming bus drivers!

http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/amnesty-international-urges-stricter-limits-on-police-taser-use-as-us-death-toll-reaches-500 http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR51/129/2008/en/d18c994d-c136-11dd-9368-1fd51b1be7bc/amr511292008en.pdf

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Update: Look for an official Amnesty International response in the NY Daily News

re: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-state-sen-eric-adams-transit-workers-armed-tasers-article-1.1062688

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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