Omid Memarian

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Absue of Power in UCLA"?

Have you heard about the story of excessive use of force (with a tazer gun) against a UCLA student by UCPD? It was one of the most disturbing pieces of local news that I have recently heard. Someone recorded the entire altercation and put on YouTube. The student who is of Iranian descent, is stung by a tazer gun repeatedly for refusing to leave thelibrary (when he didn't show his Bruincard: student card). It made the frontpage of LATimes today. You can read thier report here. He just refused to leave the library...Just leaving the library....Keith Olbermann MSNbc anchor in a short report about this event has asked "Who runs UCL? Josef Stalin?" This event has clearly shocked the media.

Regardless of this person's ethnicity, status as a student, etc., this is a case of brutal, unfair and unbelievable action. That's a shame for UCLA, a Shame for Los Angles, and a shame for humanity. Especially for California state, which is among the most diverse and liberal states within the US. However, I was proud to see how quickly media covered this event to ensure everyone became aware of what really happened, something amazing about this country...


Other links:
- NIAC: Call for External Investigation of Brutal Abuse Against Iranian American UCLA Student

- Original Link to MSNbc video report (Thanks Mahmoud)

- UCLA student stunned by Taser plans suit (Los Angles Times)

- Watch this clip on abc
...

11 Comments:

At 4:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://iranian-tased-at-ucla.blogspot.com/

 
At 12:04 PM , Blogger Zohreh said...

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At 12:04 PM , Blogger Zohreh said...

Thanks for covering the story Omid

 
At 5:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

سلام بر اميد معماريان
خوشحالم که دور از وطن هم بر رسالت روزنامه‌نگارانه و اطلاع‌رساني خودت ادامه ميدهي. موفق و مويد باشي. ايام به کام
علي بدري

 
At 6:22 AM , Anonymous omid jahanshahi said...

سلام.من ارشد مديريت رسانه مي خوانم.راستي اين رشته در دانشگاه بركلي هست؟

 
At 7:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

absue or abuse?
Please correct the title.

Regards

 
At 10:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam ... rastesh man yeki kheili kheili kheili haal kardam ba in harkateh police , in sezaye irani haye porroo geda goshneh o bi farhangieh ke miran too ye keshvareh motemadden az hameh chizesh estefadeh mikonan bad ()namak doon mishkanan , masalan mosalmoonayeh khar mizanan borjaye 2 gholoo ro ba oon hameh adam mikoshan, bad irani haye kodaneh ahmagh be mosalmoonishoon eftekharam mikonan, too iran ageh boodan bayad khodeshoono jer midadan vaseh ye zendegie mamooli ,raftan oonja daran halo hool mikonan,2ghortonimeshoonam baghieh... kheili khoshhalam az in harkat va kamelan hemayat mikonam.

 
At 10:30 PM , Anonymous روزبه said...

To anonymous (posted on 7:05PM)
This guy was born in US and is practically a US citizen. So calm down and check the facts before trying to enlighten us with your twisted "wisdom"!
Omid,
Here is the link to an eyewitness account. Your readers might find it interesting
http://www.blakeross.com/2006/11/17/on-the-ucla-tasering/#more-246

 
At 5:48 AM , Blogger Omid Memarian said...

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At 5:50 AM , Blogger Omid Memarian said...

Roozbeh, I have never mentioned any thing about his nationality and or where is coming from. Despite all the things about this guy, I disagree with using force in the schools. This is my personal view. I hope it doesn't happen for anyone, not only in UCLA but also all the schools in the world. BTW, thanks for ur comment

 
At 8:26 AM , Anonymous روزبه said...

Omid
I was addressing one of your anonymous commenter -not you- about nationality issue.

 

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