Student Tasered at Kerry Event at Univ. Of Florida

September 18, 2007 at 12:03 pm 4 comments

Is anyone else feeling sick at this story? Or at any of the other thousands of stories where people’s rights are being trampled on, tasered, then locked up?

The article is here. Basically, this student became a little over zealous in asking a question to John Kerry. Annoying? Yes. Worthy of tasering and arrest? FUCK NO. There are tons of videos of this appearing all over the internet, here is one from YouTube:

I guess six campus police (including one that looks to be pushing 300 lbs) isn’t enough to take down a non-violent question-asker! Better taser him. From the article linked above:

As two officers take Meyer by the arms, Kerry, D-Mass., can be heard saying, “That’s all right, let me answer his question.”

Apparently, it isn’t all right for the campus police. Kerry was ready to answer his question. If during that answer the student continued to be unruly and completely disturbing, then cut the mike and get an event organizer to ask him to leave. If that doesn’t happen, then escalate it to a single officer (WITHOUT LAYING A HAND ON HIM) escorting him out.

Ahh, college! Where youth-fueled passion and ideals are quickly beaten down by the big, fat, unconstitutional reality of rights-tramplin’ police.

And, just when you think the internet has done good by spreading the injustice via video, it also has the misfortune of being an open book of all the silly things you’ve done. Again, per the article linked above:

Meyer has his own Web site and it contains several “comedy” videos that he appears in. In one, he stands in a street with a sign that says “Harry Dies” after the latest Harry Potter book was released. In another, he acts like a drunk while trying to pick up a woman in a bar.

Wow, Associated Press! That is some relevant information there. He also once masturbated in a closet when he was 13 and he sometimes listens to ABBA in secret. What does any of the above have to do with what happened to this guy and the wrong end of a taser?



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  • 1. Charley  |  September 18, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    It’s like when a company’s idea of customer service is calling the cops.

  • 2. Robert  |  September 18, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I wouldn’t have any idea what that is about!

  • 3. Jenny  |  September 18, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    the police were put on leave with pay.

    wait. so they gave them a vacation????

  • 4. Robert  |  September 19, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Yes! Free Vacation!

    I’m at work right now, I’m going to go beat down some coworkers to get my free vacation days!

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