im not disagreeing, its clearly wrong, very very wrong, but even then half a,dozen shouldnt have much trouble containing one, if they are trained in working as a team, even if what they are doing isnt particularly advanced,,The training is wrong, that's what's wrong.
I used to work with violent teenagers and young adults, and I had to pin some of them down and restrain them without weapons (which eventually led me to quit because I was tired of being a glorified bouncer when I'm supposed to be teaching). Some of those individuals were a lot bigger than myself. I never had any problem doing it, and I never had to kick, punch, or beat them with batons (I probably would have lost my job if I had).
There's many pins and holds you can use. Some of the holds police use (like the knee on the neck) is extreme and unnecessary.
you really dont need sticks, if you seriously out number them, there is a tendabcy to smash people with sticks and then think what to do, when they still fight back or die
its the whole pain compliance thing, your just not going to stop someone having a psychotic episode hitting them with a,stick unless you knock them out cold or break a leg, which will at least slow them down a bit