TITLE

Beleagured Cincinnati mayor seeks funding for stun guns

AUTHOR(S)
Muhammad, Nisa Islam; Muhammad, Vincent
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;12/25/2003, Vol. 94 Issue 52, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
After the deaths of 19 Afro-American men in police custody, a two-year economic boycott, Justice Department and FBI investigation, a racial profiling lawsuit and racial tensions that produced riots in 2001, Cincinnati, Ohio Mayor Charlie Luken has decided to buy stun guns for the police force to use to avoid the death of another Afro-American man in police custody, as of December 2003. "I am looking for any avenue to avoid another struggle," he wrote in an e-mail to City Council members that asked them to fund $1 million in the 2004 budget to pay for the non-lethal weapons. This drastic move comes as the citizens watched repeatedly on the news how the Cincinnati police beat 41-year-old Afro-American Nathaniel Jones to death in a restaurant parking lot on November 30, 2003.
ACCESSION #
11817481

 

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