Activists are pressing concerns about law enforcement's use of Taser stun guns.Correct me if I am wrong, but...
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.
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?