Student shot by taser gun five times for forgetting his ID

Video direct from the land of the free. Student shot with Taser by UCPD officers Video Shows UCLA Police Using Stun Gun On Student The man’s name is Mostafa Tabatabainejad. It seems as though he objected to an officer manhandling him. This earned him the first shock. When he fell to the ground, he was […]

He can’t sing either

Does anybody else think this photograph looks really weird? The background makes it look like he’s performing on a 1970s variety show or something, not making a sober speech about terrorism and how we’re all going to die unless we lock up every brown person for 90 days or whatever.

Explaining to do

Ah, he was a terrorist! Oh no, wait. Yeah, but he was wearing a heavy jacket which could have concealed explosives. Hang on. Err, he was Asian, and you can’t take your chances these days! Oh right. Ah, but he was acting suspiciously. Why else would you vault over the barrier? Ah.. ha. Yeah, but […]

Shot man was not bomber

According to The Guardian. And now also the BBC. So he was just an Asian guy with a jacket on then? (Update: Now it turns out he wasn’t even Asian, but Brazilian.) It’s possibly best to wait and see what further news there is until commenting properly though. Update: Nosemonkey posts on this aswell. Update: […]

Thoughts on “bobbies on the beat”

I can’t think of interesting current stuff to blog about. But with the election looming I’ve been thinking of a couple of the old cliches, and the big one for me is bobbies on the beat. I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s because I’m young and I don’t remember The Good Old Days. But […]