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Friday, November 17, 2006

UCLA Police Taser Student in Powell

Wow. This is disturbing.


Blogger Red Fraggle said...

This is really disturbing, and I had trouble watching it all the way through.

I was wondering whether this had made the news, and a quick Google search told me it definitely has. According to UCLA, the UCLA police asked the student for his ID, he wouldn't give it, and when he tried to get others to participate in his act of disobedience, the police tasered him.

The student, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, is now suing, and has claimed the police officers racially profiled him and used excessive force.

11/17/2006 11:59 AM  
Blogger Isaac, your bartender said...

I saw this on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night. Very, very disturbing. One question though--is Tabatabainejad a UCLA student. If he is not, it does not, in any way, justify what was done to him, but I am curious.

11/17/2006 12:18 PM  
Blogger Laura Holt said...

According to the google search I just ran, he is indeed a UCLA student.

11/17/2006 1:06 PM  
Blogger Red Fraggle said...

Yeah, he's a senior. Although since he's 23 I wonder if he's a super-senior. But a senior nonetheless.

11/17/2006 3:05 PM  
Blogger Isaac, your bartender said...

Perhaps he was red shirted?

11/17/2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger t.s. said...

It's not uncommon at UC schools for people to take five or more years to get their undergraduate degree. It can be hard to get into the courses you need. In some circles, five years is the norm.

11/18/2006 10:14 PM  

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