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UCLA Student Stun-Gunned/4th Amend. Rights Violated

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posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 10:57 AM
23-year old UCLA student didn't provide officers his ID during a random check(?!) at the university and was consequently stunned several times to the horror of those watching.

The article explains,

Over a hundred deaths have occurred in America as a result of taser shocks and Taser's own manual discourages repeated shocks, yet the history of their use tells us that police simply administer repeated shocks until "compliance is gained." This is a euphemism for torture.

It also states,

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.

The student screamed for the officers to stop, and at one point shouted,

"Here's your Patriot Act, here's your f---ing abuse of power."

Los Angeles has a history of police brutality, but these attacks are illegal, unwarranted and will not be tolerated by the citizens of this country. This student wasn't even acting in self defense. He was simply being tortured by uniformed officers illegally and in violation of his 4th Amendment Rights.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


This is abues of power, and this treatment is indefensible and will not stand up in a court of law.

posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 11:06 AM
No his rights were not violated he expressed his right to be stupid and the police made him well aware of his stupid actions. He just want's $$$$$$$ like all the young people here at work lately just waiting for something to sue for.


posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 11:39 AM

No his rights were not violated he expressed his right to be stupid and the police made him well aware of his stupid actions. He just want's $$$$$$$ like all the young people here at work lately just waiting for something to sue for.

Yeah right I won't even comment on this ``response``... because it's too ... you know what.

His 4th amendment was violated and whoever defend those cops should move to North Korea.

posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 12:44 PM
A member of the Los Angeles Police Department decided to post. Hi, yes, that student's 4th Amendment Rights were violated.

What happened, given that proper cause was not offered, nor was a warrant served to this or any other individual, was an incident of unwarranted police brutality, period.

Two offenses were committed here, violation of this individual's 4th Amendment rights, and the offense of police brutality. I would suggest a further offense of dressing excrement up in police uniforms who are able to harass and torture citizens at their whim was inexcusable offense number three.

Mikellmikell, please make the rest of the officers at the LAPD aware of the rights of U.S. citizens, and that violation of these rights, and unjust and brutal misuse of authority carries heavy legal consequences, as well as further damages what is left of the LAPD's - and police around the country - reputation.

Citizens only need to see enough of these reports before we begin to act out against this illegal, brutal and unconscionable behavior. Who do you go to when the authority is the one breaking the law and assaulting the citizens they're supposed to protect?

Guess what, the citizens will uphold the law in the face of this warrantless brutality.

This is a serious crime, and will bring serious consequences legally, or physically to the officers corrupt and misguided enough to assault and torture their own citizens.

Police Brutality

Abuse by Law Enforcement

Refuse and Resist

How to Stop Police Brutality

posted on Nov, 19 2006 @ 05:36 PM
So you're telling me that if I walk into a public building that REQUIRES ID and I refuse to show it and refuse to cooperate with the police, than I can walk away scot-free?

Come on... this kid seruiosly brought it upon himself. He's an idiot and deserved everyone single shock.

posted on Nov, 19 2006 @ 05:39 PM
Thanks for posting but we already have an existing thread on this.

UCLA Police Taser Student For Not Showing ID W/Video

Please use that thread for further comments.

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