This one goes out to the fine men and women of the UCLA Police. A student initially refused to present ID so he was tased. After repeated tasing he couldn’t or wouldn’t get off the ground so he was tased again and again.

You know, when I was eighteen and too curious for my own good, I tased myself with a civilian taser, only about 250,000 volts. It lasted only a second, maybe two before my body collapsed. I was incoherent for 5-10 second according to friends and unable to stand upright properly for 15-20 seconds. I can almost guarantee that this guy had no chance of getting up in between the “coercions” of the officers… “Get up or you’ll be tased again”. What ever happen to the days of “come-alongs” and bruiseless interrogations? Oh right, we gave cops better toys.