I've made sure to watch it several times to make sure I really take in what's happening. I always feel sick by the time it's over. I can almost understand the police tasing the guy the first time, but FOUR (maybe more, anybody got a good count?) times? That's absurd. The police had no right to go to that extent. I am further upset at the fact that the police would not give their information to the surrounding students, instead offering up taser shots.
Anyways, I agree with how good it is to have a medium like youtube so that people can become more aware of such occurrences more rapidly and on a wider scale.
I hope that real justice comes out of this.
Hi Buzz Out Loud crew and listeners. I was browsing digg earlier today and the top story was regarding a UCLA student being shot by a taser by campus police at the Powell library on campus. After watching what seems to be an excessive use of force by UCLA campus police I'm truly sickened by the issue of police brutality especially against students. However, as tragic as it is that events like this occur, it's encouraging to see outlets such as YouTube serve as an emerging medium for social awareness and activism. The posting of this video has resulted in a huge outcry of support for the victim and solidarity on behalf of viewers. It is my hope that as technology continues to further integrate itself into the fabric of our society that people who misuse their authority and will reconsider the ramifications of their actions.
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