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  •  The unimaginable and "untold" costs... (4+ / 0-)

    of so many sensless shootings becomes evident in this article linked from the Anchorage story, above:

    ANCHORAGE — A jury decided Thursday not to award money to a boy shot in the head during a gunfight between his father and law enforcement officers in Homer in 2006...

    A month-long trial in federal district court ended Tuesday. Attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants argued about who fired the shot that left the boy brain-damaged, bedridden and kept alive by medical machinery, including a feeding tube and a ventilator.

    Doctors who treated the boy after the shooting testified that the bullet hit the back of his head and exited through his face, proving the officers shot him, according to the attorneys for the boy and his mother. Experts hired by the defense team disagreed, saying marks on the boy's face indicated a close-range shot from his father...

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