NPR: Court Ruling Forces Police In Southern States To Reconsider Use Of Tasers by Martin Kaste:
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unexpectedly ruled to limit how officers may use Tasers or other stun guns. In states such as Virginia and North Carolina, its no longer legal for police to use Tasers to force compliance from a non-dangerous suspect. Some cops say this is an unnecessary and dangerous restriction. Others say its an overdue curb on the abuse of these weapons.