An energy baton is a Lightsaber type object in appearance only. Though it doesn't function like a proper lightsaber, it is only used for blunt force actions similar to police batons of the 20th century. And, even though it is similar in presentation to "Lightsabers", it is theorized that it, instead, uses a "Hard Light" laser to mimic the strength, weight and hardness of its 20th century predecessor. Its main use is, basically, that of a heavy stick, like traditional batons, to beat the apprehended 30th century criminals into submission until they cry for some sort of matriarchal, religious or mythological figure for assistance. It is used by URL and Smitty as their primary weapon for stopping crime.