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TCPalm: Florida Governor Rick Scott should veto legislation banning public access to recordings related to killings

TCPalm: Florida Governor Rick Scott should veto legislation banning public access to recordings related to killings

EDITORIAL

In December 1996, Anderson Tate was arrested on driving violations and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail. Uncooperative, he was bound to a chair where he moaned, prayed, thrashed about and asked for help for three hours. Jail employees and deputies walked by him and ignored his pleas and at least one taunted him.

A video of his ordeal is difficult to watch, knowing how it would ultimately end. Tate had at some point ingested cocaine and died from an overdose of the drug while in custody. His journey toward death is tragically documented in the video.

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