You will respect mah authoritay!

We’ve talked about tasers on Mefi before. We’ve all heard about the tasing of mouthy grandmothers, recalcitrant students, and diabetics. But as a method of controlling a 10 year old’s temper tantrum?

Stanford University [PDF] released a report saying that tasers should only be used in situations where the suspect is dangerous, and should not be used on children. However, there seems to be a trend where the taser is being used as
a threat and a disciplinary tool, rather than as a tool to protect officers.

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