Thursday, November 16, 2006
UCLA Police Torture Student With Tasers For Being Uncooperative
link: Not for the squeamish
I thought the purpose of tasers was for police to protect themselves from violent subjects.
Apparently, UCLA Police policy is that tasers can be used to torture someone for noncompliance.
I support the police and understand that theirs is a difficult, thankless job. Civil society would not be possible without them.
However, the officers at UCLA went too far. This was torture for noncompliance and I find it appalling, disgusting, repugnant, outrageous, and completely unacceptable.
I don't care if the dude was being an asshole or not. You can't torture someone for noncompliance. You cuff him, carry him out, and arrest him.