An Iranian-Americna UCLA student was tased this week at the UCLA library for not showing the proper ID to be there after 11pm.Â According to witnesses, the student was leaving peacefully when the police officers tasered him once, handcuffed him, and then continuted to taser the student four more times, mainly because the student would not stand up to walk out of the library.Â The police officers also apprently threatened to taser any student who tried to stand up for the victim.Â Pending investigation, the police officers involved will be allowed to stay on duty.
HERE is the original video of the incident. (6:53)
HEREÂ is a news broadcast about the incident with witness and police interviews. (2:22)
To see the Keith Olbermann broadcast, click HERE.Â (5:04)
New broadcast from the UCLA news station HERE.Â (2:17)
Student opinion of the UCLA taser incident HERE. (1:44)
Please note that both videos are disturbing as each shows the student being tasered and jerking around from it.
What do you think?Â Was this a case of police brutality or was it clearly the students fault for not just getting up and walking out of there?Â Or was it both sides who were out of line?Â Please be sure to watch as much of the videos as possible before giving an opinion.Â I'd be very interested to see what, not only the Gather community, but howÂ my fellow college students feel about this.