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Being Too Small

Charleena Lyles was barely 100 pounds, which is why her body couldn’t ward off the bullets from Seattle cops when they killed her in her apartment. Natasha McKenna was 5 feet 3 inches tall and so thin that a restraint belt couldn’t hold her. So even though she was handcuffed with her hands behind her back, shackled around the legs, a hobble strap connected to both restraints and a spit mask placed over her face, Fairfax County, Va., police still had to use a Taser on her with 50,000 volts of electricity until she died.

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