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 Posted: Sat Nov 17th, 2007 07:06 pm
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Agreed, Ed. Although tasers seem to be the current good choice of non-lethal weapons. Keep in mind though that we're hearing about only those unfortunate enough to die. That said, I'd expect a 220 pound cop to take down an unarmed, 140 pound woman without resorting to the taser.

Reversed, I'd think otherwise.

It ought to be up to the policy-makers of the individual departments; and they can take the heat when their charges misuse the equipment--kinda like the policies of hot-pursuit. This situation will change as soon as the public takes notice of over-zealous, unjustifiable use.

I would rather the officers have the taser than the baton. I'll suspect that an injury-comparison would fall to the benefut of the taser.


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