The officers' lawyers, Ted Buck and Karen Cobb, said the officers made the right decision under the circumstances they faced. "Police officers have to have the ability to compel people to obey their lawful orders," Buck said. ... [LINK]
It's a true statement - assuming it's a "Police State".
In fact, what he said is the perfect definition of a "Police State". Where the police can march around in their jack boots and force people to obey. The vast majority of even the police wouldn't want to live in such a land.
In jurisdictions where The Rule of Law applies, then the police would simply add "Failure To Obey A Lawful Order" to the list of charges. But they'd still have to limit themselves to minimal lawful force ('force - the noun').
Compel is 'force - the verb'.
And that's pure and unadulterated evil to its very core.
It's also exactly what the taser is used for when it is used to force (the verb) people to obey by way of electro-torture.
In the incident in question here, the taser was used to electro-torture a 7-months pregnant woman that refused to sign a traffic ticket. Marketing nause about sword-weilding lunatics that can be saved are the minority - the more common application of tasers is to electro-torture citizens that fail to obey.
By the way - Many jurisdictions do not require motorists to sign traffic tickets and their traffic court systems appear to function effectively. But other jurisdictions (the STUPID ones!!) demand that motorists sign the ticket for some officious purpose. It's obviously not really an essential step since many jurisdictions don't need it. Obviously it is simply not worth the down-sides. You'd need to be in a "Police State" to enforce such silly procedural rules. "Sign the ticket or we will taser-torture you half-to-death!" Idiots!
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