Monday, August 08, 2005

California activists want arrestees to have fair chance at injuring or killing police officers

Watsonville, CA:
Activists are pressing concerns about law enforcement's use of Taser stun guns.

Last week, Santa Cruz resident Kristian Vega was acquitted of resisting arrest and public intoxication charges during an encounter outside a bar where Santa Cruz police subdued him with a stun gun.


Activists suggest using batons, pepper spray or handcuffs.
Correct me if I am wrong, but...

Batons: get within arm's reach, opening up the opportunity for a knife attack or wresting the baton away from the officer.

Pepper spray: Doesn't work.

Handcuffs: Doesn't the arrestee have to be subdued before you can use the handcuffs?

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