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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Columbia Missouri - Ban Tasers - Coalition to Control Tasers wants to get the issue on next year's ballot.

Columbia Missouri - According to connect mid missouri.com A Columbia group is trying to end the use of Tasers by police.


The Coalition to Control Tasers wants to get the issue on next year's ballot. They want to ban Columbia police officers from using Tasers by Jan. 1, 2011.

Tasers are "much more complexly dangerous weapons than people understand," said Catherine Parke, a Moberly professor and member of the Coalition to Control Tasers.

The group, which wants to take the Taser issue to the voters, says 500 people across the U.S. have been killed by Tasers.

Among those working toward a ban in Columbia is Athena Bashtel, the mother of Stanley Harlan. Harlan was killed in August 2008 when a Moberly police officer Tased him. More HERE

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1 comment:

Freedomlover said...

I tend to agree that there needs to be more oversight of taser use,however,if we take tasers completely out of the hands of police they may well be forced to use harsher means of subdueing a suspect such as using a nightstick or firearm.

This subject will require a lot of thought. I still think being tased would be preferable to being shot.