"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
If the Supreme Court argues that using a taser is excessive force, then tasers should no longer be used. Otherwise you'd be picking and choosing, discriminating, on who gets to be tased.
These ant-taser arguments always baffle me.
How many of the people who are so against tasers have actually been tased?
I've been tased about 6 times by a police issue taser. Once for the certification and the others were doing the quick cartridge change drills.
Everyone in my class agreed they'd choose taser over OC spray or the baton any day of the week.
Sure when you quote the volts it sounds bad and the sound is intimidating but when it's over it's over.
What's the alternative? "She's being resistant I guess we better just let her go?"
This article, "Taser Pain May Be Considered by Supreme Court as Excessive Force," made it seem that the Courts were considering whether or not taser pain [all taser pain?] would be considered excessive force. If that's not the case, alright.