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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 12:21 AM
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22. I'm wondering where the adults were. Weren't there any
forty or fifty year olds in the vicinity? Someone in authority who could talk to those out of control officers?

I don't blame a bunch of young kids for not knowing what to do.
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  -Did anyone else think that the UCLA students should have stormed the cops? Tom Yossarian Joad  Nov-16-06 11:38 PM   #0 
  - UCLA students have always been a bit wimpy.  Cleita   Nov-16-06 11:44 PM   #1 
  - Point taken....  Tom Yossarian Joad   Nov-16-06 11:48 PM   #4 
     - almost as hot as SFSU  mitchtv   Nov-17-06 03:42 PM   #52 
  - Yep. The kids did ask for badge numbers but then ran  Erika   Nov-16-06 11:44 PM   #2 
  - No.  Horse with no Name   Nov-16-06 11:46 PM   #3 
  - Spot on! Anyone with a badge should always be allowed carte blanche  Tom Yossarian Joad   Nov-16-06 11:51 PM   #9 
     - These guys weren't cops  Horse with no Name   Nov-16-06 11:57 PM   #13 
        - When I worked at UCLA the campus police were allowed  Cleita   Nov-17-06 12:01 AM   #15 
        - Bernie Kerik, perhaps? He made millions selling them to every other asshole with a blue uniform NT  MADem   Nov-17-06 01:56 AM   #33 
        - The campus police are real police  Election   Nov-17-06 05:02 PM   #61 
        - wrong  tishaLA   Nov-17-06 04:04 PM   #56 
  - I don't get how a taser is different from a baton?  Kiouni   Nov-16-06 11:49 PM   #5 
  - Because a baton leaves marks, you have to use it judiciously  readmoreoften   Nov-17-06 12:55 AM   #27 
  - Assaulting cops is serious felony stuff. No govt jobs for life, for one thing  Kagemusha   Nov-16-06 11:49 PM   #6 
  - It almost immediately crossed my mind  al bupp   Nov-16-06 11:50 PM   #7 
  - The Draft...  XOKCowboy   Nov-16-06 11:50 PM   #8 
  - Not stormed the cops, but encircled the victim, yeah.  calmblueocean   Nov-16-06 11:52 PM   #10 
  - That would have been great, but I feel these kids were no more than  Tom Yossarian Joad   Nov-16-06 11:56 PM   #11 
  - I don't think you understand the end result  951-Riverside   Nov-16-06 11:56 PM   #12 
  - Jesus. Let's videotape our fellow student getting the shit zapped out of him.  Tom Yossarian Joad   Nov-17-06 12:01 AM   #16 
  - ....You still don't get it  951-Riverside   Nov-17-06 12:06 AM   #18 
  - That video just may land those cops in jail  Pithlet   Nov-17-06 03:36 PM   #48 
  - I agree with you.  Cleita   Nov-17-06 12:09 AM   #20 
  - No, that would get them arrested, ruin their academic careers,  ContraBass Black   Nov-17-06 12:00 AM   #14 
  - Correct, CBB... It is a New World.  TomInTib   Nov-17-06 12:04 AM   #17 
  - Years of sheepdom by those who went before them  treestar   Nov-17-06 04:03 PM   #55 
  - If this happened at the Sorbonne in Paris, I guarantee you there'd be a student protest of...  Selatius   Nov-17-06 12:07 AM   #19 
  - Through ignorance, we have become a nation of sheep.  Tom Yossarian Joad   Nov-17-06 12:10 AM   #21 
     - It will change  malaise   Nov-17-06 04:23 AM   #36 
        - God, we can only hope.  Tom Yossarian Joad   Nov-17-06 12:57 PM   #46 
  - I'm wondering where the adults were. Weren't there any  pnwmom   Nov-17-06 12:21 AM   #22 
  - college students are adults  Bill McBlueState   Nov-17-06 03:46 PM   #53 
  - Yes  4morewars   Nov-17-06 12:23 AM   #23 
  - no.  QuestionAll   Nov-17-06 12:30 AM   #24 
  - OK  gaspee   Nov-17-06 12:52 AM   #26 
  - Yeah, fuck people who can't find their student ID cards! /nt  readmoreoften   Nov-17-06 12:58 AM   #28 
  - "can't find"???  QuestionAll   Nov-17-06 04:18 AM   #35 
  - Guess who they're coming for next, smart guy?  Der Blaue Engel   Nov-17-06 01:06 AM   #32 
  -'s not, i'll bite-  QuestionAll   Nov-17-06 04:14 AM   #34 
     - "First they came for . . . " etc.  Der Blaue Engel   Nov-17-06 03:34 PM   #47 
  - Actually, YES, even to save a rule breaking punk.  mondo joe   Nov-17-06 08:52 AM   #41 
  - They Were Real Cops, Not Rent-a-Cop Security.  justinaforjustice   Nov-17-06 12:32 AM   #25 
  - The campus police are employees of the State of California.  Cleita   Nov-17-06 01:01 AM   #30 
  - Yes, this was clearly an illegal abuse of power and warranted defense. n/t  LoZoccolo   Nov-17-06 01:00 AM   #29 
  - I can't believe the students did not stop those torturers!  Swamp Rat   Nov-17-06 01:01 AM   #31 
  - Assaulting a Peace Officer, what a great lesson for our youth  Election   Nov-17-06 04:28 AM   #37 
  - Peace Officer??????? What do people do when "Peace Officers" go wild?  Tom Yossarian Joad   Nov-17-06 07:50 AM   #39 
     - They weren't going wild  Election   Nov-17-06 04:59 PM   #59 
  - They should have rushed in to protect the poor, tasered student.  Vinca   Nov-17-06 06:49 AM   #38 
  - I found the students incredibly polite and docile  Generic Other   Nov-17-06 07:52 AM   #40 
  - they filmed it and got it to the media - I'm pretty impressed they had their wits  helderheid   Nov-17-06 08:54 AM   #42 
  - My surprise is that the students so far haven't demonstrated and shown unity. nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-17-06 08:56 AM   #43 
  - I wouldn't have blamed them if they did.  Pithlet   Nov-17-06 09:12 AM   #44 
  - Reminds me of Mad Magazine  treestar   Nov-17-06 09:14 AM   #45 
  - Not sure if they shoulda  blogslut   Nov-17-06 03:38 PM   #49 
  - And commit an act ALMOST as criminal as the cops did?  grizmaster   Nov-17-06 03:38 PM   #50 
  - That crossed my mind.  flying_monkeys   Nov-17-06 03:41 PM   #51 
  - PS3 vs. library user taser target: Americans priorities are FUCKED UP!!!  robertpaulsen   Nov-17-06 03:59 PM   #54 
  - You nailed it.  StraightDope   Nov-17-06 04:21 PM   #57 
     - Damn straight.  robertpaulsen   Nov-17-06 05:23 PM   #62 
  - If they'd pulled out a gun and shot the cops...  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-17-06 04:23 PM   #58 
  - And I'd say send them to the lethal injection table  Election   Nov-17-06 05:01 PM   #60 
  - I think they were ready to do so.  akushuki   Nov-17-06 05:39 PM   #63 
  - I'm torn  Jed Dilligan   Nov-17-06 05:43 PM   #64 

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