First something made-up:
and now something all too real (and IMO much scarier):
Student shot with Taser by UCPD officers
Now granted, the kid wasn't the brightest, but as far as I can tell he didn't do anything that warranted multiple tasings (and the cops were idiots for not appreciating that once you tase someone it's highly likely that they won't be getting up under their own power for several minutes... that's what the fucking thing is supposed to do). I've always felt that when confronted by authority figures with guns, or tasers it is often in your best interest to be polite and stick to "yes sir", "no sir" answers. Even if you're right and they're wrong, save it for the courts if necessary. You will almost never win if you argue with a cop and losing could mean a tasing or worse.
That being said, I hope these cops lose their badges over this crap and I hope UCLA has to pay out a nice chunk of money to this guy (who was apparently a bonda fide student).
Update: More info about the taser incident
Community responds to Taser use in Powell
I'm increasingly disgusted with the cops shown in that video. The kid was did a relatively minor stupid thing, but why do I have the feeling that if he hadn't been brown-skinned the cops wouldn't have been quite so worried about how much of a threat he posed...