- 29 Jul 2002
None of the people I've talked to so far were in Powell at the time, so they didn't see it happen first hand. We're following the reports in the Daily Bruin (GM posted a link to the online version above). I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this soon.
According to the follow up article you posted Grandmaster, he was not even given a fair amount of time to prove that he was a student. This is just appalling, I don't know about you guys... but I would have a hard time just standing there watching that happen. Wouldn't you feel obligated to help him? He was the victim here, just because these "security" guards have a sense of power does not mean they are correct.
This just in Tittles with 50,000 volts to the chest.Good to know more about this
I was like damn
I honestly would say what the **** are you guys doing and I would tell them to stop and get up in there face.
Or to be really honest I would just punch there face in but we know what that would result into...
The point isn't what he should/could have done. Yeah, maybe he could have been a little more co-operative in the beginning (I say maybe because I wasn't there, and don't know all the details), but once he was handcuffed, he obviously posed no threat to anyone, and didn't need to be tased multiple times. That's the part people are concerned about.
Things like this make me sick to my stomach
After reading GM's article a bit more - they actually tazed him WHILE handcuffed. Rediculous, and I hate to go there but you know if he was of a different race it wouldnt' have gone that direction. It really is a shame.
Wow, just Wow.
Finished reading the article, there is a 6 minute video clip which I'm sure will surface at some point. It says in there that other students were asking for badge numbers and then were threatened to be "tazed too". Also to be noted the amount of power they used, "driver tazer" or whatever, can immobilize someone for 5-15 minutes which would explain why he didn't "cooperate". Bastards propbably knew that and used it as an excuse. Guy was actually on the way out of the library when he was even approached, jerks probably wanted a cheap high.
This should not even be CLOSE to over. I hope those pigs lose their jobs.
This makes me really mad.
I obviously don't know how justified these officers were for their aggression in the first place, I wasn't there.
but I think these guys need to be tazed and when they're on the ground told to get up and continually tazed until they get up.
these guys need to go to jail, find out how tough they are when they're around some guys that don't like them and these morons are without their little toys
The 6 min video is the one I posted.