Because of inconclusive, contradictory studies, city should not give police Tasers

CITY AFFAIRS: Implementing electronic control weapons in Berkeley Police Department would protect neither officers nor civilians.

When not even the experts can agree on the circumstances in which Tasers should be used and the precise consequences of such use, the city should not direct its resources toward buying the expensive and controversial weapons. In a special Berkeley City Council session Tuesday, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center
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Defending against the police

CITY ISSUES: The dialogue surrounding the police use of tasers shows citizens are paying attention to their police, which is a positive step.

It has been little more than a month since outrage swept the nation in response to the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking protests, solidarity marches, online campaigns and other actions of support.
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