"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...
- 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