Here is some photographic proof of UCLA student Rustin O’Neil being tasered on November 19, 2009. You already saw the video evidence of another UCLA victim being tasered on November 20. UCLA officials now admit that two students were tasered on Wednesday, November 18, so that brings my count to four. As I mentioned earlier, I’m still working on getting some more info from my UCLA source which might bump that number up even higher. Did I mention that UCLA initially denied that anyone was tasered? LAist has them admitting to the two victims on Wednesday, but in an official press release from Thursday, they make no mention of anyone being subjected to the cruel and unusual punishment of electrocution simply for exercising their first amendment rights.
Kudos to LAist for pointing out the memo from TASER International, Inc. that specifically warns users of their products to avoid aiming it at the chest of their victims. Oops, looks like the UCPD cop is actually tasing Mr. O’Neil directly over his heart in the first image of the gallery above. He might be one of the few students who will be able to afford the 32 percent tuition hike after winning his lawsuit against UCLA and their draconian police force.
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