Originally Posted by jopa489
I don't see the big deal here. Obnoxious 17 year old runs on field, security tasers him, he walks off with police. End of story.
Better to be tasered and hauled away in cuffs than to have sweaty rent-a-cop balls in your face while he cuffs you, I say.
A Taser is potentially deadly, especially when the health of the target is unknown. Certainly less risky than a bullet, but far more so than, as you put it, "...to have sweaty rent-a-cop balls in your face while he cuffs you..."
And since it is bound to come up again, I don't care that 71% approve. We have a Republic, not mob rule. A poll of the general public on this subject will mean something when the vast majority of the general public actually knows something about law enforcement.
And if a single idiot is a threat to a field full of supposedly professional athletes then a lot of guys need to be spending a lot more time in the gym.