Defiant Student Taser-Slapped

17 11 2006

Filed under: CAIR, UCLA, Taser, Student

I am on the road most of the day today. You all must watch this video . . .

. . . and check out the story on this student who repeatedly refused to show ID and physically defied campus security at UCLA. Basically, an out-of-control student is subdued by campus safety, but it causes a mob to form. Who is to blame? If campus safety overreacted, they should be prosecuted. But we need to get the whole story.

In incident late Tuesday night in which a UCLA student was stunned at least four times with a Taser has left the UCLA community questioning whether the university police officers’ use of force was an appropriate response to the situation.

Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the CLICC Lab in Powell Library in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he failed to produce his BruinCard during a random check at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

UCPD Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Young said the checks are a standard procedure in the library after 11 p.m.

“Because of the safety of the students we limit the use after 11 to just students, staff and faculty,” Young said.

Young said the CSOs on duty in the library at the time went to get UCPD officers when Tabatabainejad did not immediately leave, and UCPD officers resorted to use of the Taser when Tabatabainejad did not do as he was told.

A six-minute video showed Tabatabainejad audibly screaming in pain as he was stunned several times with a Taser, each time for three to five seconds. He was told repeatedly to stand up and stop fighting, and was told that if he did not do so he would “get Tased again.”

Before you can say, “Go Bruins”, CAIR steps in:

CAIR: ISLAMIC LEADERS CALL FOR PROBE OF STUDENT TASERING

Southern California Islamic leaders are calling for an independent investigation into Tuesday night’s incident at the UCLA library where campus police apparently stunned a student with a “Taser” gun.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations urged “state and national authorities, including the FBI” to investigate the incident involving the 23-year-old Mostafa Tabatabainejad.

Michelle Malkin has some interesting reader emails, one from a student that gives some insight.
Jay Stephenson:

What part of “stand up” does this moonbat retard not understand? Didn’t the ACLU teach you anything on how to assert your rights in a civil manner?

It’s not like the taser has harmed the student. Maybe a bit embarressed. Everyone is always quick to blame cops, but we need to wait to hear their side of the story to make that determination.

At this point, my opinion is that I would probably not taser a student with a potential mob forming. With cell phone camera’s / video and photoshop, you never what can happen after the incident. I would have preferred to see him cuffed and taken in. Oh wait! I know, campus safety should have given the kid M & M’s to get him to stop his temper tantrum. That always works with kids, right?

Wake up America trackbacked with: Perhaps He Deserved to be Tasered
Tel-Chai Nation trackbacked with: Troublemaking Muslim student gets tasered, police

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