Interpreting the UCLA tazing incident

My office has been abuzz about the recent tazing of a UCLA student by campus police officers. Many people have jumped to numerous conclusions based on a difficult to interpret cameraphone video posted on YouTube. Blake Ross posts his thoughts along with a statement from an eyewitness, and I _generally_ agree with his thought process and conclusions, based on our imperfect knowledge of the incident, although I don’t believe, given the potentially dangerous situation, that the officers were out of line in initially refusing to give their badge numbers.