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Should Tasers be removed from police use?

  1. Hawkers Bazaar profile image58
    Hawkers Bazaarposted 7 years ago

    Should Tasers be removed from police use?

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    reeltaulkposted 7 years ago

    That's like asking if guns should be removed from the police.  To be honest tasers should only be given to responsible policeman and they all need undergo some type of test one of which should be psychological.  I've seen some videos where they are using tasers as though they are toys.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    No, tasers are good tools for police to use-the problem is that most police are "cowboy wanna be" bullies and don't have the proper education to know when to use them wisely.

  4. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    I am no expert in such things, and I am willing to be  convinced the other way. However I think they probably should remove tasers and beef up their hand-to-hand training -- really teach them how to handle themselves bare-handed, in addition to having their firearms, billy club, (pepper spray?), and handcuffs.

  5. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    No, they should not be removed from use. Any police officer who misuses their equipment should face disciplinary action from his/her superiors, and if that doesn't happen then that's on an individual precinct. The occasional issues with people who had heart problems and tasers had lethal repercussions are unfortunate, but if tasers had not been available then lethal force would have had to be used anyway.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Tasers can be dangerous, even deadly-- but if it is a choice between them and firearms, I think they should be an option.  Bullets are more likely to hit innocent bystanders.

  7. Jarn profile image81
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    My answer is yes. With the marksmanship of the average police officer taken into account, it is best that they switch back to firearms. Much fewer people hurt that way.