- For those who are unable to see or download videos, this is
a description of what happened in the UCLA tasing.
- The police repeatedly tased an American UCLA student,
and after tasing him the first time, the police screamed at him repeatedly
to "GET UP, GET UP, STAND UP, STAND UP, STAND UP, STAND UP, STAND
UP, OR YOU WILL BE TASED AGAIN!"
- The student was incapacitated, and was unable to stand
up. He was, in fact, crying. This all appeared to be happening in the UCLA
- After screaming while being tased, the student shouted,
"Here is your patriot act, here is your f**king abuse of power,"
and the other UCLA students in the library began to gather around. The
students had been alerted of this situation by the young man's screams
and the screaming police.
- The police then shouted, "Stop fighting us!"
The tased student stated he was not fighting them. (He appeared to
be on the floor.)
- Some of the students, after seeing what was being done
to the other student, then said to police, "We want your badge numbers."
Some began phoning others to tell them what was happening, and some began
making tapes on cellphones.
- The student was told again to, "STAND UP, STAND
UP, STAND UP, STAND UP," but he appeared unable to stand up.
The police screamed, "OK, YOU WILL BE TASED AGAIN," and the student
was tased again. This time, one of his feet could be seen flying up
over his head as he was sent into convulsions, and the sound of tasing
can be heard on the clilp. The student screamed throughout this tasing,
- After this tasing, the rest of the students then moved
forward in order to protest and to protect their fellow student (most students
appeared to have been sitting in cubicles working on computers before the
police action occurred), and one voice can be heard in the now outraged
crowd of students asking the police, "What is wrong with you?"
- It appears that the students are all unarmed and are
simply asking questions. The police appear to be the only ones armed
- tasers, guns, clubs, etc.
- At this point, the students continued challenging
the police and there are many voices now shouting in the hallways where
the police have now dragged the tased student.
- It is not clear how many more times he was tased, and
as the police dragged him from the room, he appeared to be unable to walk.
- Comment by mary:
- After forcing myself to watch this video three times
in order to report what it showed for those not able to view it, I have
some comments to make.
- This same sort of screaming activity on the part of enraged police
can be seen in other videos following their tasings of American citizens.
- They have been shown to repeatedly demand that the person
stand up or put their arms behind their backs, or raise their arms
or put their arms up, but the victim cannot do so after being tased. This
results in the second tasing for those who dare to "disbehave"
the orders of the police.
- It is my belief, after watching this and other tasing
videos, that the use of tasing is torture, and it should
be stopped immediately. It has no place in the United States. It has no
place ANYWHERE. It is torture.
- This is torture being carried out by individuals who,
by simply wearing a badge or a blue suit, have decided that they are
now the judge, the jury and unfortunately, the executioner of American
- Many, many people have now died from being tasered.
- This is completely illegal. Nothing that violates
the U.S. Constitution is legal. No one in the US has the legal right
to torture anyone. No one.
- We, as Citizens of the united states, have an obligation
to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution. The students in this video
did so whether they knew it or not. They tried to defend the rights of
another human being.
- The rest of the American people need to begin doing the
same, immediately. This is what we are all about. Human rights. Civil
liberties. Any person who has the right to vote, has an obligation to defend
and uphold the Constitution of the United States. It will protect us from
further disturbing acts such as the above.
- Far too often the horrible Catch-22 of being ordered
to do something while experiencing or recovering from 30,000-50,000 volts
of electricity pumped into the body is most definitely a sickening, vile
form of torture. It's telling a legless man to stand, or a blind man to
see and the jackbooted swine who stand around shouting commands at the
person they have electrically incapacitated are at that point nothing
but sadistic torturers, no matter what scenarios got them "to"
that point. This is getting out of hand. Our need for security must be
intelligently balanced against the overwhelming knowledge of inherently
flawed human compassion and respect for human dignity and rights. Far too
many people in security and enforcement professions seem to have "issues"
with brutality and inhumanity. That is not to indict them all, of course,
but to remind that we ARE dealing with fallible and sometimes psychologically
and spiritually uncentered, maladjusted people who seek positions of power
and authority over others in order to work out and/or exercise freely their
frustrated, tormented or damaged psyches on others under their control.
We cannot wait for the police state to be absolutely upon us before we
act. We cannot slumber in complacency or wait for it to become a personalized
injustice. We must feel that injustice for all our fellowmen and women
and in the name of compassion and human dignity strike a blow against even
the tiniest forms of tyranny.
- Power to the people!