Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Shocking Treatment at Kerry Forum

This is plain crazy -- read this story.


A University of Florida student was restrained and Tasered after an incident during a forum with U.S. Sen. John Kerry. From several news sources, it seems the guy was asking Kerry some questions, used up all his time, then university cops went to remove him and he struggled and they Tasered him.


Videos of Monday's incident posted on several Web sites show officers pulling
Andrew Meyer, 21, away from the microphone after he asks Kerry about impeaching
President Bush and whether he and Bush were both members of the secret society
Skull and Bones at Yale University.
"He apparently asked several questions —
he went on for quite awhile — then he was asked to stop," university spokesman
Steve Orlando said. "He had used his allotted time. His microphone was cut off,
then he became upset."

This is really scary stuff, especially when you look at the possible ramifications -- if this particular guy had managed to shoot, stab or bludgeon the cops that were physically abusing him, it would to me seem like self-defense.

Here's what I want to know -- and the site where I got the video asks similar questions: Why was there no riot? Why didn't Kerry lose his mind on the cops?

People can protest all they want, wave signs and say that this president or that president is turning things into a police state ... but if people stand by and let things like this happen, then all the sign-waving and slogan-chanting is worthless. Moments like these are when people should stand up and fight.

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