Friday, January 21, 2005


Taser Debate

Oh Joy... the council will get to vote for a 3rd time on taser use. I certainly don't want to see a Taser used on an 8 year old. However, as far as I know there is no rule prohibiting police officers from using their guns on an 8 year. So if the choice is between a taser charge and a gun shot, and you take away the choice for using a taser, aren't you putting children at greater risk than adults? At least police would have a choice to use a taser on an adult!

And the idea of having variable charges? What's the point of that? So that police officers can be investigated every time they use a taser to determine if the charge was in proportion to the size of the body? Not the type of decision I want police officers to be concentrating on when it's time to fight crime.

One last point... maybe I am naive, but when was the last time a law abiding citizen was walking down the sidewalk and got tased without warning?

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