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Amid Baltimore unrest, new film challenges a popular police weapon
Amid Baltimore unrest, new film challenges a popular police weapon

When Nick Berardini was a senior at the University of Missouri, he learned of the story of Stanley Harlan. Harlan, 23, had been shocked with a Taser by police for more than 30 seconds after a routine traffic stop outside his home in Moberly, Mo., in 2008. Harlan died on the scene while his mother looked on. Berardini began looking into the incident shortly after it happened, using his camera, interviews and archival footage to explore the circumstances surrounding Harlan’s death. It soon led him to a much larger investigation of similar incidents around North America, and eventually to the company that manufactures Tasers. Nearly seven years later, Berardini has put the...

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