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Daniel Prude’s death highlights dangers of ‘spit hoods’ and calls for regulation

The Washington Post
September 5, 2020

Standing in his Seattle law office Friday, attorney Edwin Budge read the warning label printed in all capital letters on the package of a TranZport Hood, the brand name of a kind of “spit hood” police and corrections officers place on detainees to prevent them from transferring body fluids or biting. “Warning: improper use of TranZport Hood can cause injury or death,” Budge said, reading into the phone. “Improper use may cause asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning in one’s own fluid.”

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