A federal appeals court has ruled that police officers can only lawfully use Tasers against a suspect when the person poses an immediate threat to an officer or member of the public, and not simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically. While this still leaves plenty of room for police officers to lie and claim a threat where none exists, and it doesn't outlaw police use of Tasers -- which Amnesty International says killed 334 people in the U.S. between 2001 and 2008 -- it's a major step in the right direction.
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