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: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/florida/news-article.aspx?storyid=91664)
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.
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