Call UCLA, encourage strong response

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. “

(From here.)

Poster’s note:
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 mdanzig@wesleyan.edu, 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.

4 thoughts on “Call UCLA, encourage strong response

  1. Anonymous

    I wouldnt go as far as the previous post, but I do think that it is really premature to be calling this a “clear case of racist brutality”. Race may well turn out to have been a factor, but we don’t know yet. Wait until we get the facts, man.Actually, could you remove that phrase? You’re promoting an assumption as fact, which isnt good journalism, etc.

  2. Anonymous

    I wouldnt go as far as the previous post, but I do think that it is really premature to be calling this a “clear case of racist brutality”. Race may well turn out to have been a factor, but we don’t know yet. Wait until we get the facts, man.

    Actually, could you remove that phrase? You’re promoting an assumption as fact, which isnt good journalism, etc.

  3. Anonymous

    “this clear case of racist brutality”wow, you know the case so well that you can declare it without question a case of “racist brutality.” cool.while it is possible for the shocks administered to disable the victim, the vast majority of people, basically anyone who isnt a small child or very old person, would not become immobilized…this guy was a stupid self-righteous jerkoff looking to become a martyr. what you’ve quoted is clearly biased, makes countless assumptions, and goes so far as to claim to understand the mindset of the cops…this is just ridiculous…have you no respect for the difficulties that our police and authority figures face in doing their everyday jobs?! get a life

  4. Anonymous

    “this clear case of racist brutality”

    wow, you know the case so well that you can declare it without question a case of “racist brutality.” cool.

    while it is possible for the shocks administered to disable the victim, the vast majority of people, basically anyone who isnt a small child or very old person, would not become immobilized…this guy was a stupid self-righteous jerkoff looking to become a martyr. what you’ve quoted is clearly biased, makes countless assumptions, and goes so far as to claim to understand the mindset of the cops…this is just ridiculous…have you no respect for the difficulties that our police and authority figures face in doing their everyday jobs?! get a life

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