Tasers, also known as "Chattel Prodders." Should Police Have Them? Are You For or Against?Submitted by Sygnus Centauri on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 14:41
Tasers are pretty standard tools being used in today's police "force" all around the country. There seems to be a continuum of pros and cons regarding the legitimacy of their use. Do you think its more of a dichotomy? The biggest problem it seems is when they are used irresponsibly by our would be "protectors."
Should we fight to get them out of the hands of police officers entirely or can we the people do something to make sure they are being used responsibly?
I would vote for legislation that punishes police enforcers with fines and jail time should they use one in a situation that doesn't call for it, especially if it results in someone's untimely death. What do you think?