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That incident in Powell last night.. [Nov. 15th, 2006|11:12 am]
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[secretfanofu]
SO what happened in Powell last night?
I just heard in the news about how a student was taser'd.

Anyone know what happened? or has more detail?
Im sure some of you LJ'ers were at Powell last night.
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[User Picture]From: destro
2006-11-15 07:13 pm (UTC)
This is all I could find so far, though I'm hearing from other people there last night a bunch of different stories...
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[User Picture]From: xaznr4g3x
2006-11-15 07:42 pm (UTC)
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10325914/detail.html

there's a video on there of what happened.
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[User Picture]From: wmnoe
2006-11-15 08:14 pm (UTC)
CBS 2 has video on the front page right now

http://cbs2.com/local
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[User Picture]From: montelimat
2006-11-15 10:04 pm (UTC)
those guys need to be fired.
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[User Picture]From: shereallyco0ks
2006-11-15 10:24 pm (UTC)
getting fired should be the very least of their worries... this is just ridiculous..
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[User Picture]From: dugkmub
2006-11-15 10:23 pm (UTC)
http://www.dailybruin.com/news/articles.asp?id=38958
Rediculous. The actions of the UCPD officers were totally uncalled for. Unless the student physically assaulted the officers, there should have been no excuse for the taser. And to threaten to taser (is that the correct verb?) bystanders just because they were concerned? They should get their badged suspended indefinately. Absolutely an abuse of authority. Get rid of them.
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[User Picture]From: xkyrie_eleisonx
2006-11-15 10:31 pm (UTC)
As they say, there are 3 sides to every story...

I work at CLICC but wasn't there... I just heard that someone got "escorted out" but I didn't realize there were tasers involved and the guy was on his way out when they confronted him again until I read the DB.

In defense of the CSO though, they DO check IDs when the library closes, they have done it for years, and no one should be throwing a fit about it.
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[User Picture]From: sardonicsoul
2006-11-16 01:36 am (UTC)
He was on his way out. Once the officer said (without touching him), that he was to leave the library, the student refused.
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[User Picture]From: shereallyco0ks
2006-11-15 10:52 pm (UTC)
Statement from the chancellor:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/page.asp?RelNum=7513
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[User Picture]From: secretfanofu
2006-11-15 11:06 pm (UTC)

Re: omg this wasn't in the bruin!!!!11

Did you read/watch anything?
people were protesting verbally - they got threatened
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[User Picture]From: entereidolon
2006-11-16 12:05 am (UTC)
¡VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN!
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[User Picture]From: secretfanofu
2006-11-16 12:23 am (UTC)
One thing I want to add:
How come there was no post on the LJ comm like the moment it happened?
I didnt even hear about it till this morning and my post was the first one here about it..
and I live 60 miles away and havent been back to UCLA in 6 months.
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[User Picture]From: entereidolon
2006-11-16 12:28 am (UTC)
to be frank, the majority of ucla just doesn't give a shit.
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[User Picture]From: mylittlefriend
2006-11-16 01:01 am (UTC)
After watching the video I am genuinely sickened and horrified. Absolutely unacceptable.
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[User Picture]From: pickitbackup
2006-11-16 01:06 am (UTC)
i am absolutely disgusted by the way that the UCPD acted. there are several times where I don't carry my bruincard around, and I don't want to worry about being shot by the police.

this whole power trip that our officials that are there to "protect and to serve" is getting out of hand.

but what even makes me more mad is that the majority of UCLA students don't even care about what happened. they don't care that our civil rights as American citizens, or let alone our rights as human beings, are being violated. Most of us are still walking around, worried about what we are going to wear when we go out on Thursdays.

it makes me sick.
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[User Picture]From: mylittlefriend
2006-11-16 01:09 am (UTC)
Does anyone know if the student verbally threatened the UCPD or physically assaulted them or anything?
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[User Picture]From: jedifreac
2006-11-16 01:18 am (UTC)
The student failed to comply.
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[User Picture]From: xkyrie_eleisonx
2006-11-16 01:26 am (UTC)
There's a group on Facebook now... search for Taser or Powell...
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[User Picture]From: sardonicsoul
2006-11-16 01:31 am (UTC)
I witnessed the incident, and this is the most accurate account...

Police use stun gun on UCLA student who won't leave library
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - A camera phone captured a UCLA student being shot with a stun gun by a police officer after he allegedly refused repeated requests to show his student identification and would not leave a campus library, university police said Wednesday.

The incident occurred about 11 p.m. Tuesday after police did a routine check of student ID at the 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 Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, out of the library after he refused to provide ID and would not leave.

Tabatabainejad, who was arrested for resisting and obstructing a police officer, was later released on his own recognizance.

"As the officers attempted to escort him out, he went limp and continued to refuse to cooperate with officers or leave the building," Greenstein said.

Instead, Greenstein said, Tabatabainejad encouraged others at the library to join his resistance. When a crowd began to gather the police used the stun gun on him.

The arrest was captured on another student's camera phone and showed Tabatabainejad screaming while on the floor of the computer lab. The video also showed the student shouting, "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your ... abuse of power," according to the campus newspaper, the Daily Bruin.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/16021033.htm
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[User Picture]From: jedifreac
2006-11-16 02:27 am (UTC)
How did he "encourage others"? What did he say?
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