Christian Science Monitor: Use of weapons for small things is slippery slope, says pop culture expert

Release Date: May 4, 2010

An article in the Christian Science Monitor about a Philadelphia baseball fan who was tasered Monday night after running onto the field during a game quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies. "[It] feels in some ways like a distorted version of what happened in the '60s when people were out of control over fear of war protesters, but now there's fear of almost anyone, like we're at war with ourselves in this country," she said. The article also appeared on Yahoo News.

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