UCLA, tuesday night:
Mostafa Tabatabainejad didn't have ID and was told to leave, he was
walking out then police took hold of him. When he protested they
started to use a taser gun on him - 5 times. In the name of "campus
The fact that I'm posting something like this makes me RAGE! As a white-identified, anti-racist ally, I'm ENRAGED to see this and to know that this treatmeant occurs to students/people of color EVERYDAY and it's (most often) silenced. I mean, it's a student camera that filmed this. At times, the treatment from law enforcement is worse than this situation and still doesn't reach media attention, even at the campus level. As a white person, I have experienced and recognize the privilege(s) in regards to the law, but have encountered my own oppressions as a queer womon. While the oppressions differ, I notice an intersection of allyship and a passion to ACT against police brutality. If it happens to one, it happens to all...FIGHT THE SYSTEM!
*Sidenote: I hope that, in the future, I can improve the means in which I explain myself in this community. I am still developing my voice when it comes to these things, so while I know that I'm FULL OF RAGE, I'm working on how best to incorporate my knowledge and my emotions, succinctly.