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    Unhappy This is really sad.

    This is one of the most awful things I've read about in a while. A guy died in the hospital on Friday after being tasered and then shot in front of his family for not turning over his computer to cops in a search. He worked with a group that subtitles Japanese cartoons; it sounds like the search was over copyright infringement. Normally, DB likes to goof around a little with their press releases, but I'm fairly sure this is for real.
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    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Holy crap. Yeah, the type of person that goes to Otakon is really dangerous. If the place reporting this is making it up, then it's pretty messed up. When the Guardian makes something up, at least it's easy to tell. Maybe this warrants some more looking in to; it sounds VERY strange.

    Man, and to think, this is probably all about a company trying to push these guys around in a legal gray area...

    Edit: Yup, I can say with confidence that it's a fake. Scroll down to the bottom and highly the area below the text to reveal a "YHBT" -> You Have Been Trolled. No reason to have this in white text, hidden, if this wasn't a joke.
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    Hmm, I hope you're right. This one seems a lot more elaborate than the ones they usually do though. The beginning seemed a lot like a troll, but I didn't think they'd take it this far.
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    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Cops sometimes do make mistakes like that, one guy got tazered so much (I think he stole a car or something) that he did just this and they kept tazering him until he died.
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    Hmm, it'd be more believable if they'd use the right words.

    "<~interactii> MY "butt" is kinda soar"
    It's "sore" you morons. "Soar" is in the sense of flying.
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    I knew a guy that was tazed about a year ago, then he was dead within a few mins.

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    Hmm, it'd be more believable if they'd use the right words.

    It's "sore" you morons. "Soar" is in the sense of flying.
    It's a quote from a chat... So that's how the guy spelled it and that's how they kept it. That doesn't necessarily reflect on the piece, though they could have added a [sic] to disambiguate where the spelling error came up. I'd imagine that a man in prison (even an imaginary one) has bigger things on his mind than spelling. Such as WHY he's sore, rather than how to spell it correctly.

    Hmm, I hope you're right. This one seems a lot more elaborate than the ones they usually do though. The beginning seemed a lot like a troll, but I didn't think they'd take it this far.
    Well, are there any other alternate sources of the story that don't cite this one?
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    I was at Otakon and I don't remember hearing that happening.. though I didn't go to their panel.. I don't think it'd be the best idea to go there and announce how they fansub and junk since it's technically illegal.. though I don't see why. The episodes that they fansub and distribute (for free) aren't even available in the US.
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