After attacking Cincinnati police in a parking lot late last month, Nathaniel Jones, complete with drugs in his system and an enlarged heart, died as police attempted to subdue the out-of-control 41-year-old. Since then, Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken has said he wants city police to start carrying stun guns. Why? He doesn’t even have the answer.
While it is unclear whether the incident would have changed if our officers had the latest technology in Tasers, I believe we must equip our police with the very best equipment.
It’s wasteful spending at its best. And Mayor Luken wishes to set aside $1 million in the 2004 budget to fund this inane idea, all to appease the fact that some blacks in Cincinnati are playing the race card.