Hot topic: will police armed with tasers make London streets safer?

This morning a scrutiny committee will meet to discuss the plans for the Metropolitan Police to arm all frontline officers with tasers.

The meeting comes as a Freedom of Information request revealed earlier this week that tasers were drawn on over 400 children in England and Wales in 2013.

Stun guns: tasers are a 50,000 volts

Stun guns: tasers are a 50,000 volts

Of these 400 occasions, the police actually fired the 50,000 volt weapons 37 times – all on youngsters aged 10 to 7 years of age.

We want to know what you think: will police armed with tasers make London streets safer? Or could they make them more dangerous?

Vote in our poll below and, as always, tweet us your thoughts @cityviberadio. We’ll be discussing the best ones On-Air from 11am!

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