Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Iranian UCLA student tazered mercilessly

By now almost everybody has heard (and seen on YouTube) Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, get tazered mercilessly by University of California police for not showing his ID in the UCLA library in Los Angeles.

Max at IdeasForAction has links to other stories on the attack and some facts about tazering provided by Naomi from University of Michigan.

Roig was tazered once, luckily the Miami plainclothes police that hit him were not using the tazer correctly, they were pulling the trigger threateningly so much that it had no charge left when they used it on Roig. I saw that the tazer left Roig with a slight electricity burn that he said felt like a bug bite.

Tabatabainejad seems to have been hit much harder, causing him to screen in pain, frantically telling the police "I said I would leave" while he was most likely unable to move because of the effects of the electrical shock.


Sholom said...

Why weren't the students rioting?

Saimon Fitzyerald said...

You must be a University of Maryland College Park graduate.

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