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A hard report to swallow
A hard report to swallow

We can understand the possibility that the Baltimore state's attorney's office concluded, after examining the evidence, that it did not have a criminal case against two city police officers who repeatedly struck a patient at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital with a Taser last May. But the prosecutors' contention that the use of Tasers and other physical means to restrain 19-year-old George V. King had nothing to do with his lapse into a coma moments after the incident and his death a week later is hard to believe. Given the already strained relationship between officers and community residents, that finding is bound to feed into complaints of excessive use of force by...