Monday, November 20, 2006

Closer to Home

If you missed the story about the UCLA student who forgot his BruinCard and was tasered 5 times in Powell Library, there's a good summary on the Daily Bruin website . YouTube and Kontraband have the video. It's not Rodney King quality, visually, but the audio track is fairly horrific. He is suing.

One letter writer, Jose Fuste, said the following:

Taser guns were invented as substitutes for the use of lethal force against a suspect who is clearly threatening the security of an officer.

After Tabatabainejad was handcuffed, it would not have been hard to carry him out.

What really bothered the officers is that Tabatabainejad's calls for help actually worked in getting students to stand up to police officers.

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