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Student Tasered at UCLA for "not standing up"

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UCPD officers shot a student several times with a Taser inside the Powell Library CLICC computer lab late Tuesday night before taking him into custody.

No university police officers were available to comment further about the incident as of 3 a.m. Wednesday, and no Community Service Officers who were on duty at the time could be reached.

At around 11:30 p.m., CSOs asked a male student using a computer in the back of the room to leave when he was unable to produce a BruinCard during a random check. The student did not exit the building immediately.

The CSOs left, returning minutes later, and police officers arrived to escort the student out. By this time the student had begun to walk toward the door with his backpack when an officer approached him and grabbed his arm, at which point the student told the officer to let him go. A second officer then approached the student as well.

The student began to yell "get off me," repeating himself several times.

It was at this point that the officers shot the student with a Taser for the first time, causing him to fall to the floor and cry out in pain. The student also told the officers he had a medical condition.

UCPD officers confirmed that the man involved in the incident was a student, but did not give a name or any additional information about his identity.

Video shot from a student's camera phone captured the student yelling, "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your fucking abuse of power," while he struggled with the officers.

As the student was screaming, UCPD officers repeatedly told him to stand up and said "stop fighting us." The student did not stand up as the officers requested and they shot him with the Taser at least once more.

"It was the most disgusting and vile act I had ever seen in my life," said David Remesnitsky, a 2006 UCLA alumnus who witnessed the incident.

As the student and the officers were struggling, bystanders repeatedly asked the police officers to stop, and at one point officers told the gathered crowd to stand back and threatened to use a Taser on anyone who got too close.

Laila Gordy, a fourth-year economics student who was present in the library during the incident, said police officers threatened to shoot her with a Taser when she asked an officer for his name and his badge number.

Gordy was visibly upset by the incident and said other students were also disturbed.

"It's a shock that something like this can happen at UCLA," she said. "It was unnecessary what they did."

Immediately after the incident, several students began to contact local news outlets, informing them of the incident, and Remesnitsky wrote an e-mail to Interim Chancellor Norman Abrams

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Did I mention how much I hate cops.

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ugh don't even get me started on this, i was sick for hours after watching this, i hope correct action is taken and those cops pay for this
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A little tasering never hurt anybody...
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the kid is an idiot and deserved the treatment he got. HAHAHA, hope that hurt.
You say this because he's Muslim right? Fanatic idiot.
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You say this because he's Muslim right? Fanatic idiot.
Actually I did not know that he was Muslim until I read the report. The kid refused to get up and he was obstructing the guards. Is it so hard to stand up???? Then he goes on about the Patriot act as if it is linked to this. At elast his parents seem more sensible then him and did not talk to the press. Oh he is not Muslim, he is shiite.
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Sounds like he deserved it to me if this CNN report is true. Notice it says "routine check" of ID's-meaning everyone was being checked at a late night computer lab, and Mr. Brilliant here decides to be confrontational after repeatedly being warned.

None of this would have happened had he produced ID to prove he was a student.


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Cop uses stun gun on student who won't show ID

POSTED: 1:00 p.m. EST, November 16, 2006



LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A UCLA police officer shocked a student with a stun gun at a campus library after he refused repeated requests to show student identification and wouldn't leave, police said.
The student, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, was shocked Tuesday at about 11 p.m. as police did a routine check of student IDs at the University of California, Los Angeles Powell Library computer lab.
"This is a long-standing library policy to ensure the safety of students during the late-night hours," said UCLA Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein.
She said police tried to escort Tabatabainejad, 23, out of the library after he refused to provide identification. Tabatabainejad instead encouraged others at the library to join his resistance, and when a crowd began to gather, police used the stun gun on him, Greenstein said.
Tabatabainejad was arrested for resisting and obstructing a police officer and later released on his own recognizance. He declined to comment Wednesday night.
The incident was recorded on another student's camera phone and showed Tabatabainejad screaming while on the floor of the computer lab.
It was the third incident in a month in which police behavior in the city was criticized after amateur video surfaced. The other two involved the Los Angeles Police Department.
Acting Chancellor Norman Abrams promised an investigation.
"The safety of our campus community is of paramount importance to me," Abrams said in a statement.
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This is wrong indeed, but when asked to show id...then show id. When you refuse to do something as simple as this, you are only creating problems.







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LOL, this one got what he deserved. And getting tasered in an after hours computer lab for not showing ID aint got shit to do with the Patriot Act.


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UCPD officers shot a student several times with a Taser inside the Powell Library CLICC computer lab late Tuesday night before taking him into custody.

No university police officers were available to comment further about the incident as of 3 a.m. Wednesday, and no Community Service Officers who were on duty at the time could be reached.

At around 11:30 p.m., CSOs asked a male student using a computer in the back of the room to leave when he was unable to produce a BruinCard during a random check. The student did not exit the building immediately.

The CSOs left, returning minutes later, and police officers arrived to escort the student out. By this time the student had begun to walk toward the door with his backpack when an officer approached him and grabbed his arm, at which point the student told the officer to let him go. A second officer then approached the student as well.

The student began to yell "get off me," repeating himself several times.

It was at this point that the officers shot the student with a Taser for the first time, causing him to fall to the floor and cry out in pain. The student also told the officers he had a medical condition.

UCPD officers confirmed that the man involved in the incident was a student, but did not give a name or any additional information about his identity.

Video shot from a student's camera phone captured the student yelling, "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your fucking abuse of power," while he struggled with the officers.

As the student was screaming, UCPD officers repeatedly told him to stand up and said "stop fighting us." The student did not stand up as the officers requested and they shot him with the Taser at least once more.

"It was the most disgusting and vile act I had ever seen in my life," said David Remesnitsky, a 2006 UCLA alumnus who witnessed the incident.

As the student and the officers were struggling, bystanders repeatedly asked the police officers to stop, and at one point officers told the gathered crowd to stand back and threatened to use a Taser on anyone who got too close.

Laila Gordy, a fourth-year economics student who was present in the library during the incident, said police officers threatened to shoot her with a Taser when she asked an officer for his name and his badge number.

Gordy was visibly upset by the incident and said other students were also disturbed.

"It's a shock that something like this can happen at UCLA," she said. "It was unnecessary what they did."

Immediately after the incident, several students began to contact local news outlets, informing them of the incident, and Remesnitsky wrote an e-mail to Interim Chancellor Norman Abrams

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I couldn't listen to the whole thing. Totally disgusting.
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Maybe he shouldn't have acted the way he did, but the cirumstances DID NOT call for tasering him into the ground, and that's the real point here.


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Did I mention how much I hate cops.
Did I ever mention that when "the man" pulls me over, I call him "sir" and do whatever the fuck he says...that's the best way to keep him out of your life.

Now this kid knows da rules, welcome to the real world studentard.
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Did I ever mention that when "the man" pulls me over, I call him "sir" and do whatever the fuck he says...that's the best way to keep him out of your life.

Now this kid knows da rules, welcome to the real world studentard.
I approach em with my 'FIGHT THE POWER' fist held high. Then I whip out my copy of 'Street Soldier', roll it up and begin beating em about the head.
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this is fucking sick.. those students should have beat the hell out of these three fuckers. that boy did NOTHING wrong. as he has every right to sit and was not resisting at all. all the wanted to do was to shout him. if he stood up they would have shot him, so he sat. he was no threat and guess what they shot him anyway. he was a student and HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BE THERE.

i hope he sues the school on the police for millions.

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this is fucking sick.. those students should have beat the hell out of these three fuckers. that boy did NOTHING wrong. as he has every right to sit and was not resisting at all. all the wanted to do was to shout him. if he stood up they would have shot him, so he sat. he was no threat and guess what they shot him anyway. he was a student and HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BE THERE.
Sadly, most people can't see past there noses here. Half the people who said "a little tasering never hurt anyone" have obviously never never got tasered before. Not only that, when did sitting in a library become a crime???

Also, this isn't an isolated incident, there were two other similar incidents this past week. What is going on???

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