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Campaign Against The Taser Public Meeting in Wgtn

Campaign Against The Taser Public Meeting in Wellington

Tuesday, 15 August, 7pm - 9pm
St John's Conference Centre
(corner Willis and Dixon Streets, Wellington)

In September, the New Zealand police intend to 'trial' taser stun guns, initially in Auckland and Wellington. The government has supported this move without any public consultation, yet it has the potential to dramatically change the relationship between the police and the community. Tasers have been tested and trialed overseas, and found to be lethal. More than 180 people have died after being tasered in the US. A federal investigation into taser-related deaths has begun there and yet the New Zealand government intends to press ahead before the results of that investigation are known. Come along and find out more.

Speakers include - Sharon Clair, Vice President Maori, CTU, and NZ Nurses Organisation - Ruth Harrison, Chair Commissioner, Mental Health Commission - Michael Bott, Human rights barrister, and Chairman, NZ Council for Civil Liberties - Edwina Hughes, Coordinator, Peace Movement Aotearoa - John Minto, Campaign Against The Taser.

A printable poster is available at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/wgtntaser.pdf

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