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Mississippi ‘Goon Squad’ case highlights abuse in rural areas and power of sheriffs

In Mississippi, six former officers are being sentenced for their roles in a series of brutal attacks. The self-proclaimed “Goon Squad” members pleaded guilty to assaulting two Black men by repeatedly shocking them with Tasers, sexually assaulting them with a sex toy and shooting one man in the face, nearly killing him. John Yang discussed the case with Brian Howey of Mississippi Today.

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