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    Default Should police be relieved of their firearms?

    It might seem absurd that a trained police officer would mistake a gun for a Taser and accidentally kill someone, but it has happened in cases before the Sunday shooting death of Daunte Wright.

    In 2002, Officer Marcy Noriega drew her semiautomatic handgun instead of her Taser and fatally shot Everardo Torres in Madera, Calif.

    Noriega kept her Taser in a thigh holster below her Glock and said the fatal shooting was a mixup.

    Called as an expert witness in the case, Charles “Sid” Heal, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department commander who went on to work for the National Tactical Officers Association testified the mistake was indicative of a lack of training. He has since changed his stance, saying he now believes it was caused by the impaired judgment that coincides with “crisis decision-making” and the fact that Tasers feel so much like firearms, he said Monday.

    “The Taser was designed to exploit muscle memory. That’s a big thing all by itself. It feels and functions like a pistol, aims like a pistol, pops like a pistol. So as a result of that, when you pick it up, your brain doesn’t know if it’s a pistol or a Taser,” he said.

    Another expert echoed the concern that Tasers are simply too similar to guns.

    “I believe the design feature of the Taser looking and feeling like a handgun has led us to this situation,” said Phil Stinson, a professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green State University.

    “It could be designed to look like lot of things – a Nerf football or an old box resembling a transistor radio. But it looks like a gun. Maybe the answer is taking away firearms and leaving officers with only their Tasers,” he said.


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    your poll answers are fucking stupid.



    Most police do not need to be armed. the vast majority of them do not.


    Police have a fraction of a percentage higher homicide rate than the general population and thier job is safe compared to many many jobs.


    Most officers never draw their guns their entire career.

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    There should probably be segregated 'Black Zones' where only unarmed Police are allowed in. This would eliminate anyone getting shot. (Well, at least the Citizens wouldn't be shot)

    I recommend Lt. Nazario ("What's going on") be in charge.

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    The British people seem to think so.
    THAT IS AN ASTUTE OBSERVATION I EXPECT FROM YOU.

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    Crazy talk. Police need to be armed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    There should probably be segregated 'Black Zones' where only unarmed Police are allowed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Crazy talk. Police need to be armed.
    Phil Stinson, a professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green State University, thinks otherwise.

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    Only the stupid ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Only the stupid ones...
    Who gets to decide which ones are "stupid"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Disarm the urban cops. They don't need weapons to not enforce property crimes.
    How are they supposed to defend themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    How are they supposed to defend themselves?
    (shaking head) Think of Chicago, ... then think of disarming the Police in Chicago. (Why does 3d need to spoon-feed you?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3D View Post
    Tactical retreat.
    Is that what the USAF teaches its security forces?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3D View Post
    Aren't they supposed to be defunded already?
    Not nationally, but the DEMOCRATS seem to be working that angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Tactical retreat. Also, aren't they supposed to be defunded already?
    It's useless, 3d. Legion can't think outside the box.

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