Update: Community responds to Taser use in at UCLA

16 11 2006

Community responds to Taser use at UCLA


Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the CLICC Lab in Powell Library in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he failed to produce his BruinCard during a random check at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Think he would have gotten tased if he was a white American Apple pie Christian? Maybe, maybe not. Its the maybe not part that scares me.

I still think that he should have left when he was told and not spoken back to the UCLA police, however the use of force in this case is a bit scary. People have to remember that when you are dealing with an “authority figure” that its best to keep your mouth shut and not to resist anything. I have posted many accounts of people who could have avoided alot of bulshit if followed this advice. Rule of thumb, never yell at the guy with the gun.

Oh and always have a good lawyer on hand, you never know what bullshit this politics of fear regime might put you through. Speak softly and carry a big lawyer I always say.





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