Here’s a disturbing video of some L.A. cops abusing their power and repeatedly tazeing a student. It’s clear in the video, that it isn’t about trying to get the student to comply. It’s about power. The cops want this student to totally and unconditionally submit to them. It’s not about taking him into custody or removing him from the scene. They could accomplish this by picking him up and carrying him out (as they eventually did).
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Before you jump to conclusions and think “oh well, what’s NOT shown in the video? This guy must have done something wrong to deserve this treatment from the police”. Here’s how the associated press described the incident:
Tabatabainejad, 23, was shocked Tuesday night after arguing with a campus police officer who was conducting a routine check of student IDs at the University of California, Los Angeles, Powell Library computer lab.
Campus police say he refused to show his student ID and refused to leave the building when asked.
So, when you’re unwilling to “show your papers”, this is the outcome?
There’s only one thing worse than the blatent abuse of power by these police and that is the belief by many that this student “got what he deserved” because he didn’t submit. Those who say he deserved it are the type of mindless docile sheep controlling authorities love.
Think people, think! This could just as easily be you, or your brother or mother!