Excessive force is a real problem. Non-lethal weapons opened a new avenue for the abuse of authority
I would have to respectfully disagree with you. Do you have proof of your ad hominem claim or are you just Cop bashing.
Non-lethal weapons have saved dozens of lives and saved a fortune in medical bills. I would be just as justified in tazing someone as giving him a wood shampoo for example.
There are people who see any use of force by the Police as an abuse of authority-----until they are the person calling for help.