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#1 – 

Please read the attached article. If you were in charge of the New York City police department what, if anything, would you do in response to the article? Be specific about how to define the dilemma and how you would resolve it? Use the readings for this week and your additional research for the predictors of abuse of discretion and use of excessive force. Are these predictors relevant to this issue?

/content/enforced/126824-026670-01-2162-OL4-7981/MDCCJS380NYTimesStopnFrisk Article.pdf

#2 – Read the attached article below first then research tasers and evaluate the use of tasers as a mechanism for exerting force. Are they safer for the victim than other weapons? Are they safer for the officer? What are the boundaries for using a Taser?

Why are these factors related to excessive force? Are these factors consistent with what you would expect? Explain why or why not. Is there a way of addressing these factors in order to reduce the use of excessive force?