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Shocking You Live From the Fair

In for Kramer and live from the Illinois State Fair, I'll be covering the things that cameras can capture and the things they can't.  

Firstly, we'll talk a bit out the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin and the latest developments.  Not only is the official narrative now that the lone, white-supremacist, gunman killed himself, though it's still being reported in some media outlets that police killed him, we also know he was a "former" psyop officer in the army.  

Also, now that the "lone wolf" is dead, and police have ruled out any other suspects, there won't be a trial where a lot of information could come out.  Jared Lee Laughner pleaded guilty.  No trial.  The underwear bomber pleaded guilty.  No trial.  The latter shows how necessary it is to have a trial.  We'll discuss.   

Now, for the latest development: area surveillance cameras tapes for the time of the Sikh Temple shooting disappeared, well technically, the cameras were "turned off".  

As for the James Holmes case, the media is pushing hard for the case to be opened, and it should be.  

Tased for what?

Then we'll quickly move into a local issue.  Illinois Times reporter Bruce Rushton is on fire!  His most recent articles are some of the most intense pieces of investigative journalism--something this city needs a ton more of!  

His recent story titled "Shocking Development," tells the story of a traffic stop in July of 2011 where a Sangamon County deputy used a taser on someone that was saying "you have no right to search my vehicle."  

 

Traffic stop in July of 2011 resulted in a DUI and multiple taser shocks 

 

Not only is the person on the opposite side of the police officer's taser suing Sangamon County, which is a story of it's own, but Rushton got the dash cam tape.  

We'll air the audio live from the fairgrounds.  

 

Parts of Rushton's story indicates that the officer using the taser is on the record for using the taser up to 9 people in one year and 34 times since 2005.  Are police over using tasers? 

Watch the 20 minute dash-cam video here

 

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