The Newest Attack on Justice: University of Florida Students Are Angry at the Cops for Tasering a Student

Last week, Andrew Meyer, a student at the University of Florida, burst into a room where Senator John Kerry was speaking and began to ask him questions.  Police finally asked him to leave, and tried to escort him out.  He resisted, so they JUSTIFIABLY tasered him.

Now – all of the stupid “give us our freedom of speech” students are protesting.

First – he wasn’t tasered over speech – he got out of control and resisted arrest.

Second – he was ASKING FOR TROUBLE.  He said to his friend right before the incident: “Are you taping this? Do you have this? You Ready?”  (Visit this site for some of the police report:

That’s a set-up.  Andrew is only looking for attention.

The students fighting for him say they want all charges dropped, the police officers to be more harshly disciplined, and tasers removed from campus.  So, question – if they remove tasers, what do you want them to do with a drunk person resisting arrest?  Use a pellet gun?  Use a real gun?  I mean – COME ON! – these requests are just idiotic, especially the last one.

This case has nothing to do with free speech, and everything to do with college students wanting to rebel from the authorities.

 The prosecutor needs to throw the book at Andrew, and I’d charge him with conspiracy to resist an officer with violence because of that tape, but unfortunately that charge doesn’t exist.

Done Ranting,

Ranting Republican


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2 Responses to “The Newest Attack on Justice: University of Florida Students Are Angry at the Cops for Tasering a Student”

  1. curt Says:

    I’ve personally witnessed crazy conspiracy-therorists go apeshit at UF’s speaking engagements in the past. They are usually wearing sweatpants; eyes as red as stoplights they slur out how they found this obscure internet site that can prove direct corrolation between IBM and George Bush’s cooperation with Nazi Germany.These people are usually sad, tragic figures that get out their question with a mental eyeroll from the speaker and a spattering of snickers from the audience.

    I know that this video will be politicized like hell over the following days as an arguement platform for both liberals and conservatives. It will most likely be taken out of context and replayed in the light that fits the agenda of whoever it is that’s showing it.

    I’ve seen people ushered off by the event staff, but never like this…

    I guess my take on the whole fiasco is that while I admire the kid’s tenacity, he was kind of a moron. Sure he made everyone feel a little uncomfortable, but sometimes that’s what it takes to get an “honest” answer out of politicians. But it’s like, “Hey kid! Dude, if you’re going to get yourself arrested AND tazed, make sure it’s for something other than looking like a huge crybaby.”


  2. Tom Bonci Says:

    Keep up the great posts.

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