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Kneeling and wearing wires taped to my shoulder and lower leg, I braced for pain.

Then, for a brief moment, my physical abilities were limited to involuntarily blurting an expletive as I flailed forward and my face kissed the mat beneath me.


What a strange feeling to be zapped by a police Taser. Even stranger since I had volunteered for the shocking yet short-lived punishment.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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