Yes, I think it is a human rights violation. For a biased article on what happened see here at the Daily Mail.
Passenger tasered and dragged off the plane by police
http://dailym.ai/1WGhQW1 via @MailOnline
For an unbiased account of the event try the – wait for it – The Daily Mail, in its printed copy complete with a humorous cartoon where a prospective customer says he thinks it is always worthwhile to pay the £6.50 supplement to avoid being tazered.
The customer (brave man) seemed to think it was because he was black. It was much more likely that Easy Jets draconian luggage policy was the issue – not colour – but bum bags. I totally agree with the passenger’s complaint. He was carrying a very small amount of luggage and a bum bag is a safe receptacle for carrying valuables if you don’t want them stolen. I also would object to having a small receptacle for carrying valuables put in the main luggage.
However sectioning him looks like justification by the police after the act. The victim, who is now a victim of the state, is effectively silenced and his complaints invalidated, just for standing up for himself against a nonsense, rip-off policy.
Maybe he was sectioned because he was black. Getting away with it because of the negative stereotype.
Well, what do we know of this man, whose tasering now adorns the Daily Mail on-line site like a Minority Report, real live crime action put on public display for our entertainment?
Did he have a past history of mental disturbance? Who is he? Does he have a name so his family and friends can assist him?
If he didn’t have a mental disturbance before the state got hold of him, he certainly will afterwards.