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UCLA student tasered by campus police

by Ariel (editor), Venice, CA, November 16, 2006


A UCLA student who didn't show his ID and refused to leave the campus library was tasered by the UCLA police Tuesday around 11.30pm, according to the university newspaper, the Daily Bruin.

The incident started when a student, Mostafa Tabatabainejada, was unable to produce his BruinCard during a random check at the Powell library CLICC computer lab. These checks are conducted every night by the campus police.

He reportedly refused to be escorted out by the officers and instead encouraged other students to join his resistance, claims UCLA Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein. She goes on saying that the officers decided to taser him when a large group of students started to gather around.

Witnesses dispute this report, claiming that Tabatabainejada was actually tasered while he was on his way out of the library and yelled "Get off me!" multiple times after an officer grabbed his arm to escort him out.

A video of the incident appeared on YouTube showing Tabatabainejad yelling, "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your ... abuse of power," the Daily Bruin reported, adding he used a profanity.

Here's the video, shot by another student using a camera phone:

Tabatabainejad, who was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer and was released, declined to comment on the incident.

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By Creedon on December 21, 2007 at 12:51 pm
"Don't Tase me Bro!"
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