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The Taser fad.

Thank you for providing the article "The Trouble with Tasers" (by Anne-Marie Cusac, April issue). I am a police officer and member of Amnesty International. Thanks for balancing out the pros and cons. The author of the article did her homework.

April Smith

Brunswick, Maine

I am appalled at the use of tasers. People who use tasers should themselves be afflicted with a shot from a taser at normal strength as part of their training. Then they would have an idea of the agony they would be causing in using the weapon.

After all, it is nonlethal, the company says. One exposure could make someone think twice about using it on someone else. There should probably be a refresher course every five-to-ten uses, just to keep the pain foremost in the user's mind.

Barrie Eichhorn

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Title Annotation:Letters to the Editor
Author:Eichhorn, Barrie
Publication:The Progressive
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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