Houston Chief Wants Tasers For Each Officer

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As Phoenix police chief, Harold Hurtt, now chief in Houston, bought more Taser guns than any department in the country, equipping all 1,600 patrol officers, says the Houston Chronicle. Now he wants to make Houston the nation's largest buyer with a proposed purchase of 3,600 Tasers -- again, equipping every patrol officer with the devices, which fire two tiny darts that deliver a debilitating electric shock. "I do not own any stock in Tasers," Hurtt quipped last week while pushing his plan to spend $3.2 million for the devices. Phoenix was rocked by statistics showing police . . .

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