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University library tasers user 5 times for not having his library card

Unbelievable, the student refused to show his ID. They then grabbed him as he was leaving. He said don't touch me - resulting in the first taser.

He fell, and then they asked him to get up. He could not get up, so they tasered him again. This was repeated a total of 5 times.



This is really shocking to watch.


 http://dailybruin.ucla.edu/...

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.
By netchicken: posted on 17-11-2006

Well apart from the student asking for it, the police comming on to a campus to escort a person out of a library is not standard practise. I think they thought he was somebody from outside who has sneaked in or some criminal.

They usually have campus security that takes care of this and they dont have tasers. But the student was really stupid about it, I mean yelling at the officers and making a scene in the library is not the best way. Even if the officers has arrested him, he is within his rights to ask why he is being arrested( I dont think they can arrest you for being in a library without an ID! ) and then leave the library and deal with this outside.

I think it shows really poor management skills by the University to call the Police into this. The students and the university have a trust and when you proceed to call the police on a student you either have lost authority or there is a serious disconnet between the two groups!

Even in Columbia University this kinda of thing wouldnt have happened.
By IAF: posted on 17-11-2006

I think the problem is that whatever weapons you give the police, they are likely to use them.

Tasering a person because they were beligerent or even argumentive is outragous. That person, despite their legality, needed to be protected from the police.

We are debating having police with Tasers here in New Zealand, we are one of the last first world countries not to have regularly armed police. Tasers are the 1/2 way step to guns. Certianly we have crime and criminals that deserve it, most on drugs that make them violent and irrational, but to taser a person in a library, once let alone 5 times, would create a national outcry.

The guy has a point, it is a police state that resorts to such extreme violence for such minor infractions. I would hope that if I have been there I would have the courage to step in and demand the police to stop torturing the guy. Pity few others did.
By netchicken: posted on 17-11-2006

Ya know what.....I'm just not feeling sorry for this guy. Maybe had he just walked away and went and got his ID none of it would have happened. He's screaming about the Patriot Act and a bunch of nonsense.....come on....maybe he'll grow up a little. In todays world he just should have known better.
By Venus: posted on 17-11-2006

There were many people who wanted to protect this guy from the Police officers tasering him but to do that they would be breaking the law by obstructing police officers from carring out their duty. Also they did threaten people from comming forward.
By IAF: posted on 17-11-2006

not enough beatings!?? Lol

You mean somebody should bend this big guy over and spank him ?? :o
By IAF: posted on 17-11-2006

Wow. Getting tasered for not showing his library card?

I shudder to think of what thety do to people who return books late, or have outstanding fines..........

:o:o
By Twilight_Rogue: posted on 17-11-2006

Oh my freaking gosh! I couldn't watch the whole thing.

All the police kept saying was stand up. How could he stand up right after being tased? Then they tell him to stand up or get tased again and he's screaming noooooooo! Don't you think he would have just stood up if he could? Who would choose close range tasing over just standing up. Why didn't they just pick him up and carry him out? there were enough of them and he didn't seem to be struggling (just mouthing off), just unable to get up.

This is sickening.
By MELtdown: posted on 17-11-2006

At least they didnt beat the crap out of him with their batons. I recently heard that Police on the West coast beat a man they had pinned down while kneeing him in the neck. Somebody put the video on youtube and that brought out all the attention.
By IAF: posted on 18-11-2006

... Quote:
Originally posted by netchicken
We are debating having police with Tasers here in New Zealand, we are one of the last first world countries not to have regularly armed police.

I like your optimism that NZ is a 1st World country.....feels very second world at best, take away the scenery and it's some weird 3rd World South Pacific communist hole.
The NZ Police might not swagger around with their side arms dangling from Wild West holsters, but dem weapons are always only as far away as the car boot.
Looked out the window one afternoon to see a patrol car screech to a halt, and the ball-headed black gloved cop jump out waving his Glock about. And he's just a local small town coppa.
By bigSISta: posted on 11-12-2006

Hey good comment big sista, I have often described NZ as the happiest little 2nd world country in the world. I think we tend to forget how backward we have become until we leave the country and go visit some real first world places.

However I do like our unarmed police still, and think that tasers are a good alternative to having guns. Maybe where you live they need weapons :)

There is a great video here somewhere of a viscious dog being tasered, so they do have many useful purposes.
By netchicken: posted on 11-12-2006

Yeah-nah....I'm not a big fan of the tasers at all. And armed police would probably only trigger an arms race with the opposition.
As to our 2nd Worldness, I reckon thats what happens when all the profits keep disappearing offshore....nobody plows anything back into the infrastructure. The place seems to becoming more faded, rundown and in dire need of a redo every year.
Of course Home is Home and a sunny day at the beach is still better than a posting in downtown Baghdad eh.
By bigSISta: posted on 11-12-2006

The grass is always greener on the other side. :)
By IAF: posted on 11-12-2006








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