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Court tells cops: You can't just Taser because you feel like it

Right as the year ended, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that says that cops can't just use Tasers on people because they want to. The same way cops can't just beat on you for failing to comply with basic instructions right away, the court says they can't Tase you right away either.

And, in a boon most especilaly for those who need social services government cuts have done away with, the police also have to try to determine whether you might be mentally ill or otherwise in mental distress before deciding whether to Tase you.

We'll probably get to see what the Supremes say about all this, but it's a good start.

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