Houston To Buy 3,700 Tasers At Chief’s Urging

The Houston City Council has approved the purchase of 3,700 Taser stun guns to give police officers a nonlethal means of subduing unruly suspects, reports the Houston Chronicle. Mayor Bill White said the devices, which immobilize suspects with a 50,000-volt electrical shock, could reduce the frequency of fatal shootings by police officers. Officers’ use of
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