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i'm surprised this hasn't shown up on my flist yet. two days ago at ucla, an iranian-american student was tasered repeatedly by uc police officers when he was unable to produce his student i.d. card. other students who asked the cops for their badge numbers and names were threatened with the taser as well. there's an article from the ucla newspaper that gives much more information.

one of the other library patrons filmed most of what happened & the video is all over youtube. please be aware that it is disturbing & difficult to watch. video

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Date: 2006-11-17 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] explode.livejournal.com
man, even the article is bad enough - i don't think i can watch the video. is this kind of thing becoming more common in the states?

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Date: 2006-11-17 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharikins.livejournal.com
that video made me sob through the whole thing. god.

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Date: 2006-11-17 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gendernerdy.livejournal.com
this knocked the wind out of me.

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Date: 2006-11-17 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heartofkudzu.livejournal.com
that video was actually on the defamer feed, of all places, and i watched the whole thing. it made my heart feel like someone's fist was tightened around it.

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Date: 2006-11-17 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] why-lana.livejournal.com
oh god, really scary. thank you for sharing it. i'm going to write up a blurb about it in my student mag.

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Date: 2006-11-18 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syndetic.livejournal.com
I haven't been able to watch the video. Words fail me.

At work, we have "problem patrons" with some regularity but they never get fucking tasered.

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Date: 2006-11-19 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bobby-kendall.livejournal.com
i heard about this last night, without like any of the context. that is so fucking scary.

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Date: 2006-12-29 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inkscarred.livejournal.com
hey there-- we have some friends and interests in commone. you seem like a cool guy so i was wondering if you'd like to be mutual lj friends? let me know what you think...

-pierce

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Date: 2007-01-03 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subjective.livejournal.com
hey, i've just added you. we do indeed share some excellent friends!

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Date: 2008-05-26 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhhiannon65.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!