UCLA Police Taser incident Apologies if this has been posted; I looked but saw no thread about it. http://prisonplanet.com/articles/november2006/161106taser.htm Caution: May not be suitable for work (some foul language). Apparently what happens is a student refused to show his ID to campus police during a random inspection. After a interrogation of sorts he said that he would vacate the library; they grabbed him, he told them to not touch him, they shocked him. Although extremely harsh the campus police may have still been within their rights. What is terrible about the situation is that, even after being handcuffed, they continued to taser him. Not a constant shock, but every 40 seconds or so. While the student may have been being difficult taser shocks are known to slow down motor functions; so much so that the student very well may not have been able to stand. Additionally, several spectating students asked for the ID numbers of the police (which must be given when requested). One student was even threatened of being tasered for repeatedly being asking for an officer's number. Personally, this does seem excessive. If the student did, indeed, say that he would vacate the building the police had no right to any of their actions. Also the refusal of badge numbers, threatening of taser shocks, and repeated tasers to the cuffed student need to be addressed; I hope punishment is in order for the campus police involved in that situation.