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"Lizard brains" and stun guns

In cleaning out the ole digital recordings from last week, we came across this gem from Sen. Mandy Dawson, D-Fort Lauderdale, who said during a Criminal Justice Committee debate about using stun guns on kids that it was a mistake:

"To not address the fact that these are children, little children, still, with a lizard brain. You know that... little children," she smiled as her fellow senators smiled with her, "with a lizard brain..."

Despite the herpetological plea Wednesday, the rest of the committee decided to hold off on any more regulations and to let a stun gun-related law, passed last year, take full effect.

The legislative interest grew after police in 2004 shocked a 6-year-old boy with a 50,000-volt stun gun allegedly to keep him from hurting himself with a piece of glass he was waving around in a school office. Download Taser.doc

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