Skip to comments.Student shot with Taser by UCPD officers (Commie Alert)
Posted on 11/16/2006 4:57:59 AM PST by radar101
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.
>""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. "
Being that he is a Californian college grad still hanging around campus, I assume beheading American aid workers is fine with him through.
..... is fine with him.
So how do you like that, Sparky?
Too bad they don't make a room-sized Taser to clear out some of the "I want your badge number" future welfare recipients.
Officer Tackleberry on the job!
If he was leaving then they should have just let him go, sounds like petty tyrants at work here.
I sort of agree. The part that really suggested that was, here's a guy you shot with a taser on the floor, the cops want him to stand, and when he doesn't, they taser him again. But I'm sure that the general tenor of this thread will be like the poster of this article editorialized "he's a california college kid, therefore he's a communist." Yawn.
Battery is battery, badge or not.
Fry 'em all.
The kid obviously was anti-authoritarian. I lost track of how many times they tased him - did it never occur to the cops that he might not be able to stand and walk?
I agree, however the student had time to turn on the camera on his video phone. something smells fishy here. seems like once again we are getting half of a story
Well maybe the cops should have baked him a plate of muffins and set them outside the library. They probably didn't say "pretty please" enough times either.
Cop-hating Freepers crack me up.
Cop-hating Freepers crack me up
I'm glad you're so easily entertained (that was sarcasm, in case you're easily confused too).
I don't think it was the the Taz-ee's phone that was being used. It says 'a student's' not 'the student's'.
If I wanted to record something I was a bystander to - it would take 15-20 seconds from 'holster' to recording. However I'm not one of those people who feel they need to record every little thing. As seen on youtube for instance.. :)
you are correct....my bad....still it appears that something is missing from this article
I'll assume you're ignoring that the stated use for the Taser is for when you really want to shoot to kill but don't want to actually kill him? A college student on the ground doesn't quite qualify.
I knew of few college students in my day, the mid to late 70's, who were not anti authoritarian. It seems like a right of passage.
But you know, you find the absolute worst kinds of people hanging out reading libraries. /sarc
Cop-hating Freepers crack me up.
LOL. Step off the deep end much? There is no cop hating post on the thread at all. A few of us have questioned the actions, thinking that perhaps the response was disproportionate.