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NURSE TELLS LOUIMA STORY

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As the old saying goes — just a little grain of sand can bring a roaring machine to a screeching halt.

One such case is that of Magalie Laurent, a nurse at a New York hospital who first reported the brutal torture earlier this month of a Haitian immigrant by New York police officers. Thirty-year-old Abner Louima said that police officers beat him, shoved a bathroom plunger up his rectum, tearing his colon and bladder, and then shoved the plunger into his mouth breaking his teeth. Four police have been arrested and charged in connection with the case. Originally, police officers sought to cover the case up. They may very well have been successful if not for the preserving of one nurse.

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• Magalie Laurent, a nurse at Coney Island Hospital who first broke the story of the torture of a 30-year-old Haitian immigrant.

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