GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to end Taser use in Columbia

Friday, November 6, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 10:59 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

At a press conference held in Columbia on Oct. 30, the Taser-free  Columbia campaign was announced. This public education project marks a significant redirection of the work first begun by the Coalition to Control Tasers, founded in Columbia in 2008. This redirection now aims to make Columbia completely Taser-free by presenting the voting public the issue of eliminating the use of these weapons by the Police Department and the public.