Demand Accountability from UCLA Campus Police!
The UCLA Campus Police savagely brutalized, Mustafa Tabatabainejad, a student, at Powell Library computer lab on Tuesday November 13, 2006 at 11PM. The video footage of the incident speaks volumes and leaves no doubt as to the deplorable way in which the police officers involved conducted themselves. Not only did they repeatedly use a stun gun on a person that told them he had a medical condition but they also threatened to use similar force on anyone who dared question their methods and tactics. The most ironic aspect of it all is that Mr. Tabatabainejad was attacked for allegedly refusing to show his ID, and yet, the police officers at the scene threatened other students for asking them for their badge and ID numbers, which is their right. It seems very odd that in the age of readily available camera phones the number of incidents involving brutality by the LAPD has risen sharply. Intelligent reasoning would only lead to the conclusion that this type of behavior is simply commonplace with them; proving all the suspicions that have hung over their heads like a dark cloud for many years. By signing this petition, we, the concerned citizens of the United States demand accountability from the UCPD/LAPD over the above mentioned incident. We also demand that the officers involved be reprimanded and relieved of their duties. The Bill of Rights applies to all citizens of this country even to those living under the jurisdiction of the UCPD/LAPD.