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Police dept. violence condemned ; stun guns on the way
12/24/2003
People Against Police Violence has announced a wreath-laying ceremony today, December 24, to mark the one year anniversary of the death of 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe at the hands of state police officers.

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  Previous IMC coverage of PAPV:
  Feb 15 announcement, [Article] coverage, [Image] photos.
  March 22 in the Hill District [Article] account, [Image] photos.
  July 26 announcement.
  Sept. 6 in Mt. Oliver [Image] photos, [Audio] audio.
  Nov 1 rally [Image] photos.

Meanwhile, instead of addressing the violent actions of officers, the Pittsburgh city Police are spending $120,000 on stun guns. Steve Donahue of Save Our Transit puts this in the context of the city budget crisis, privitization, and police suppression of dissent in Pittsburgh.

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