Re: Police can’t always be around (Letters, Sept. 12)
I personally think that the writer’s argument is biased because police are constantly coming face to face with criminals in the real world. Police may see trouble, step out of their car not wanting to shoot somebody, and end up on the wrong side of a gun because the bad guys don’t care who they shoot as long as they make a clean getaway. Tasers should be allowed so the cops can shoot first and ask questions later.
There are two alternatives: one has a potential criminal tasered, while the other has a police officer killed and a trigger-happy criminal on the run.
Our police don’t have nerves of steel, they have a conscience. They have that sense that you can’t kill for the sake of killing someone. That sense of morality is what criminals lack or misinterpret. To them a police officer is just another person to get out of their way.
Give the police proper munitions and they will be better equipped and prepared for their jobs as public safety officials.