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Tasers Not Cure-all

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(CHICAGO) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ordering more tasers and more training to deal with police-involved shootings, but some are denouncing the move.

Leading African-Americans criticized Rahm’s move even before it was formally announced.

“Tasers kill also,” said State Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) “Just like guns, if you lay a gun down its not going to kill him but if it’s abused and misused it’s the same principle with tasers.”

“There will only be fundamental change on the issue of discipline if there are consequences for misconduct,” said Jesse Jackson.

It’s not so much the weapons that are in the hands of our officers but their attitudes towards the people that they’re serving,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

So it looks like the mayor is not getting out in front of the police scandal just yet.

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