Even if his defense were not an obvious lie, thinking he was only using his taser is quite nearly as bad as thinking he was using his gun. His victim was handcuffed and on the ground. You can't turn that into any reason to use a taser on him. We've all seen the video. There was absolutely NOTHING accidental about it. The jury, here, is acting just like the frightened world did when we plucked a bunch of innocent men from Afghanistan and threw them in a torture prison.
It's all about the mechanisms of fear. It's all about being cowed by the powerful. It's all about might over right... subintellectual goons thinking might IS right.
And you wonder why I've been dreaming of King Arthur....
I wish I could be in Oakland right now. Doesn't look as though they're getting the message.