Should officers in Douglas County be issued Taser guns?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 18, 2004
“No, absolutely not. I just don’t think of Lawrence as a city that is violent enough to require Taser guns. I don’t think that there are all that many situations that would call for using one.”
“Yes, they should be. It’s better than shooting people.”
“No, I don’t think so. The person may have some medical condition that the police are unaware of.”
“Absolutely not. I think the police should try to be more personable. Riding bikes is a good start. Taser guns are a step in the wrong direction.”