It's not Nazi Germany, it's America?
So this ID card idea that is used at UCLA was spawned by the Nazis?
Not showing ID in an area that requires ID is breaking the law. How can this not be understood? Not having an ID has consequences in this and many
other countries. You may think this is stupid, but when it comes to security and meeting standards and protocols it isn't.
Read this before you post anything about ID card usage at UCLA:
This isn't the UCLA campus that this might have taken place at, but I can expect to see this carried over from one UCLA library to another. Maybe
this happened at the Law library, I don't know for sure but at least I do know about the policy at this UCLA library.
How do we know that this guy wasn't doing anything towards the officers that can be taken as hostile? I didn't see anything on the video that proves
he was or wasn't, all I can hear is his voice screaming. Making assumptions about what we don't know will only lead to this thread being derailed. I
can assume many things, ignorance of what we know for sure isn't one of them. This guy broke the law and was in the process of being removed when he
started to resist. We don't know if he was walking out since there was only that one witness acount posted and anyone could say anything to make or
break this story. We do have video coverage of the act after it started. That will be evidence in court. Eyewitness testimony is good if the witnesses
are found reliable and trustowrthy, but only after they are questioned by both sides in a court of law.
Did he attack security? I don't know.
Was he on the way out like the one witness said he was? I don't know.
Why didn't they just drag him out? I think they tried to do it the nice way and he wasn't following orders. Next step is forced removal.
Why did he go limp when they tried to remove him? Possible 5 minutes of fame for this guy.
If he was trying to leave when security approached him, why did this happen?
Greenstein said a Community Service Officer employed by the library was performing a nightly check to ensure that all patrons using the library after
11 p.m. were authorized to be there.
"This is a longstanding library policy to ensure the safety of students during the late-night hours," Greenstein said. "The CSO made an
announcement that he would be checking for university identification. When a person, who was later identified as ... Tabatabainejad, refused to
provide any identification, the CSO told him that if he refused to do so, he would have to leave the library.
"Since, after repeated requests, he would neither leave nor show identification, the CSO notified UCPD officers, who responded and asked
Tabatabainejad to leave the premises multiple times. He continued to refuse. As the officers attempted to escort him out, he went limp and continued
to refuse to cooperate with officers or leave the building.
Greenstein said Tabatabainejad encouraged others in the library to join his "resistance." She said a crowd gathered around the officers.
Maybe that will change your mind about what happened.