August 07, 2010
Glimmers of Sanity…

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

FORT WORTH — Each of more than 450 crosses outside New Mount Calvary Baptist Church represents a person who was killed by a shock from a Taser, according to a sign announcing the National Taser Memorial…

The memorial was established in January at the church in the 5800 block of Oak Grove Road in far south Fort Worth. A large cross bears the name of Michael Jacobs Jr., a mentally challenged man who died in April 2009 after a Fort Worth police officer used a Taser on him for nearly a minute…

“There are almost 500 people who have been tortured to death by Taser devices, not counting the ones who have been wounded,” Franklin said. “This is our way of showing our respect for those families and showing that someone really cares.”

As opposed to the church’s neighbors, who care, all right, but not in that weird Jesus-y way.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 07, 2010 07:03 PM
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I'm glad this church is presenting this memorial. If I ever go to Texas, which is unlikely, it will be to put my hand over my heart there in Fort Worth.

Posted by: Joyful on August 13, 2010 9:46 PM
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