Only watch this video if you enjoy watching police brutality on an unarmed American college student of Iranian decent. The entire sickening episode shows the total incompetence and sadism of the UCLA police. They are completely out of control with their abuse of power. Meanwhile students in the UCLA library watch and film and can only manage to ask for information. Finally there is outcry from students as the police intensify their tasering. It’s really sick.
According to UCLA Police Chief Karl Ross the officers decided to use the Taser to incapacitate Tabatabainejad after he went limp while they were escorting him out and urged other library patrons to join his resistance.
How is tasering him going to make him move? It paralyzes whatever part of the body it touches.
Why are they tasering a student who is non-compliant with their requests and poses no harm to them or others?
Why are the other students not intervening by shouting from the start at the police to stop?
Why are the cops not suspended pending the outside investigation?
It is appalling and predictable that the UCLA police lack basic conflict resolution skills. I hope that after suffering a humiliation in the courtroom, they will overhaul their inadequate training and procedures.
300 students protested Friday against the police brutality and the school called for an outside investigation.
Back in my day, when students went limp during a protest, they managed to get everyone out without tasers, shouting, or barbarism.