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February 26, 2014

In Our Opinion: Tasers make sense for Oneonta police

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The Tasers have been used by sergeants for about two years and “they have proven very useful in some highly critical situations,” Nayor said.

There have been comments about whether the police could be trusted with the weapons, but let’s get serious here. If we are trusting cops with guns, we should be able to trust them with Tasers.

Officers have already received training on the equipment, Nayor said, and having a camera attached to the Tasers will mean that every use will be documented.

We are for any logical step that helps ensure not only the safety of the public but of the officers themselves. Arming our cops with the best equipment just makes enormous sense.

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