Tuesday, December 29, 2009

About Time - Police Can't Use Tasers At Will

So says Ninth US Court of Appeals.
Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a Taser and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.
It is far past time to regard Tasers as a less lethal tool, not a less than lethal or non-lethal tool. No more giving Grandma a ride on the lightning because she wouldn't sign a speeding ticket...

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