Re: Are tasers needed? (Editorial, Sept. 5)
Tasers can be very helpful for police when they are running out of options while dealing with a potentially violent situation.
However, if we give our police Tasers, they are replacing less violent problem-solvers with a seemingly more violent problem-solver. When faced with a potentially violent problem, police should try to calm the situation and sort things out instead of jumping in with a more violent problem-solver.
We should make police seem less violent when dealing with situations. They can have Tasers but should only use them when absolutely needed.
Jessica den Hollander