ACTION: Call UCLA and demand an investigation into this incident. BE POLITE. 310-825-4321
“The officers repeatedly order Tabatabainejad to stand even as they administer further shocks – sending 50,000 volts of current that override the nervous system and temporarily paralyze muscles shooting through his system again and again. He can’t stand and the cops know it, they just get off on the maniacal ego power trip of torture and this is why Tabatabainejad is hit again and again despite his screaming and the protests of the onlookers. “
a) I think it’s pretty highly likely that racism played a part in this incident. This is the opinion held by some random kid who posts on Wesleying. Don’t freak out about it. Disagree with me, but be civil. You’re in college, man, come on.
b) I am a poster on a college blog site. I have some opinions about current events. If you disagree and you’d like to have a civil discussion about it, I’d love to talk to you, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by my room in hewitt 9003, write me a letter and put it in box 4271, or stop me as I walk around campus.
c) Until we give further notice, it’s safe to assume that Wesleying does not subscribe to any sort of ideas about journalistic integrity or objectivity.
Xue adds: The Daily Bruin has more.