Schenectady chief wants to buy Tasers

Schenectady chief wants to buy Tasers

There are 14 comments on the Times Union story from Aug 8, 2009, titled Schenectady chief wants to buy Tasers. In it, Times Union reports that:

In the aftermath of last week's fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding man, some people questioned if the outcome might have been different if police had stun guns.

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scorned accident victim

Schenectady, NY

#1 Sep 7, 2009
maybe instead of buying tasers for the department, maybe the basics should be bought first....such as breathalizers...a d.w.i. and an arrest could've been made for a head on collision that occured yest evening on a Hoiday weekend. Then maybe even a mandatory "manners" class for when the cops interact with the victim etc... and a memo to the police that blood alcohal levels DO COUNT IN COURT....
dont think so

Schenectady, NY

#2 Sep 7, 2009
I don't think it's a good idea. You know if they get tasers they are going to be zapping everyone who they come across. At least even the Schenectady police has enough restraint to not shoot every person they pull over...do you think they will have the same restraint with a taser? I think it is more likely that SCPD will be the next virual you tube hit as they tase some old lady or young mom holding a baby.
Joe Dirt

United States

#3 Sep 7, 2009
Ya gotta have tazers! Get the good ones. Looks to me like you could hold "live training" everynight as there surely is no shortage of "volunteers" in Schenectady.
Don't train on yourselves. That's a stupid training idea. Every cop should have a taser, as well as flammable mace.

“area celebrity”

Since: Dec 07

Schenectady

#4 Sep 7, 2009
Street Sweep when theres trouble give everyone 2 minutes notice to get off the streets and then Super High Charge taze everyone that doesnt listen. Do that once in a while to start pulling out the weeds
Hoo Hoo Hooooo!

Since: Feb 09

chicago

#5 Sep 7, 2009
How about Fogging down the streets with some sort of RAID

“Ha Hee Hee”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#6 Sep 7, 2009
They need to ban Faulkner out of Schenectady

Since: May 09

Schenectady

#7 Sep 8, 2009
The Tasers will help to prevent the use of unfortunate deadly force in some situations.
peter the tweeter

Schenectady, NY

#8 Sep 8, 2009
Yeah SuREEee You coppers will be zappin the sh-t out of everyone at the slightest provocation. Schenectady Police are already out of control as is. Giving them a hand Held Human Bug Zapper is all we need!
Joe Dirt

United States

#9 Sep 9, 2009
Too cool. Mace em, then taze em. LOL
Time to move morons.
Go somewhere else.
Go to South America. The drugs are free there. We sane people should have a lottery and just start passing out plane tickets-one way-they won't wanna come back. They just want their drugs. Let's help them leave.
Bob

Painesville, OH

#10 Sep 10, 2009
Poison Gas might work
Jack Sparrow

United States

#11 Sep 11, 2009
Rayford Faulkner wrote:
Street Sweep when theres trouble give everyone 2 minutes notice to get off the streets and then Super High Charge taze everyone that doesnt listen. Do that once in a while to start pulling out the weeds
Hoo Hoo Hooooo!
Good man. LMAO Maybe the Neighborhood Watch folks should have the tazers too.
BGW

Schuylerville, NY

#13 Feb 19, 2010
SchenectadyPolice wrote:
The Tasers will help to prevent the use of unfortunate deadly force in some situations.
Are you talking about the deadly situations(like when the black guy was killed back in 1998 down in your Police Station and your department said that he hung himself "Newrod". Or are you talking about the black guy who use to be your [booking printer] back in late 80's to mid 90's.Ohhh!"Baida"! You know who I'm speaking about! Please don't look so SHOCKED..... So as far as I'm concerned, Your Police Department is in the SAME BED WITH THE CRIPS & BLOODS/Just another useless GANG/thugs.How about a manditory Sociality Course for the majority of your uncivil,disrespectful,thugs with badges!BGW!!!!!!!!!!
BGW

Schuylerville, NY

#14 Feb 19, 2010
SchenectadyPolice wrote:
The Tasers will help to prevent the use of unfortunate deadly force in some situations.
. Are you talking about the deadly situations(like when the black guy was killed back in 1998 down in your Police Station and your department said that he hung himself "Newrod". Or are you talking about the black guy who use to be your [booking printer] back in late 80's to mid 90's.Ohhh!"Baida"! You know who I'm speaking about! Please don't look so SHOCKED..... So as far as I'm concerned, Your Police Department is in the SAME BED WITH THE CRIPS & BLOODS/Just another useless GANG/thugs.How about a manditory Sociality Course for the majority of your uncivil,disrespectful,thugs with badges!BGW!!!!!!!!!!
will i am

Rochester, NY

#16 Feb 19, 2011
Nice video. How did this end up being a topic

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