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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
What would you have done?
This video of an attack on an Iranian-American student at UCLA disturbed me more than any video I've seen in years. I've certainly seen more graphic footage in that time, but nothing in such a familiar setting and with so many people standing around doing nothing:

The repeated tasering (5 times) suggests more than just an unruly student. The rent-a-cops can be heard saying "stand-up" over and over again when they could easily have carried the man out. This was about asserting control and domination. "Police said they shocked Tabatabainejad after he urged others to join his resistance and a crowd began to gather." The Washington Post reports.

Watching the video I felt a disturbing level of anger at the security guards and wondered what I would have done. After deciding that my initial reaction of wanting to punch the officers in the face wasn't practical or ethical, I decided the puppy pile would probably have been the best tactic in the situation.

Think about it. You never know when you'll be a bystander in a situation like this...

P.S. Just so I don't leave you too depressed, here's a page full of cute and hilarious cats as an antidote.

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