SF Police Chief Campaigns for Tasers

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has launched a campaign advocating the use of stun guns in San Francisco, according to the Examiner. If approved, a pilot program would give the weapons to 103 officers and also provide special training to help them deal with mentally unstable people.

This is not the first time a police chief has advocated the use of Tasers. The proposal has met with strong opposition from some city leaders, including supervisors John Avalos and Christina Olague.

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  1. SafeStreets

    Seems like a good idea. Give them the right tool for the situation. The police should have a variety of non-lethal options. As it is now, since they have nothing in the middle, it is very easy to escalate to guns. Tasers would give them a less violent way to deal with out-of-control crazies (of which we have plenty!).

    This would help reduce violence in the streets.

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