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Sep 18, 07 at 01:26pm
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Student Tasered at Kerry forum
Man had tried repeatedly to question senator on 2004 elections
The Associated Press
Updated: 1:46 p.m. ET Sept 18, 2007
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A University of Florida student was Tasered and arrested after trying angrily and repeatedly to ask U.S. Sen. John Kerry about the 2004 election and other subjects during a campus forum. Tuesday morning, a judge ordered the student released from jail on his own recognizance.

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."

As two officers take Meyer by the arms, Kerry, D-Mass., can be heard saying, "That's all right, let me answer his question." Audience members applaud, and Meyer struggles for several seconds as up to four officers try to remove him from the room.

'What did I do?'
Meyer screams for help and asks, "What did I do?" as he tries to break away from officers. He is forced to the ground and officers order him to stop resisting.

As Kerry tells the audience he will answer the student's "very important question," Meyer yells at the officers to release him, crying out, "Don't Tase me, bro," just before he is shocked by the Taser. He is then led from the room, screaming, "What did I do?"

Meyer was arrested on charges of resisting an officer and disturbing the peace, according to Alachua County jail records, but the State Attorney's Office had yet to make the formal charging decision. Police recommended charges of resisting arrest with violence, a felony, and disturbing the peace and interfering with school administrative functions, a misdemeanor.

On Tuesday, Mayer was ordered released from jail on his own recognizance. Attorney Robert Griscti, who represented him, did not return messages seeking comment.

Orlando said university police would conduct an internal investigation.

"The police department does have a standard procedure for when they use force, including when they use a Taser," Orlando said. "That is what the internal investigation would address — whether the proper procedures were followed, whether the officers acted appropriately."
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i watched this several times today and could see no reason why his questions would be suppresed.it was an open forum and he was alowed to come to the mike and pose his questions.
has anyone noticed the increase of these jack booted thugs?i wonder how much homeland security money is being used for this purpose.
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quack
Edited by Deleted Member Sep 18, 07 at 01:27pm

Deleted Member

Sep 18, 07 at 01:36pm
It looked to me like a heckler being bounced, and subdued when he didn't relinquish the podium peacfully.

I'm sure he's more interested in reveling in his new status with the 'Anti' crowd, than he is concerned about being arrested.

Much ado about nothing.:roll:

Deleted Member

Sep 18, 07 at 01:47pm
As two officers take Meyer by the arms, Kerry, D-Mass., can be heard saying, "That's all right, let me answer his question." Audience members applaud, and Meyer struggles for several seconds as up to four officers try to remove him from the room.
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this is why.no one seemed to have a problem with the question except the controling assholes that were afraid for people to hear the answer.
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quack

zepyer_1999

Sep 18, 07 at 01:54pm
Kerry did answer one of the questions as to the 04 election. He said they didn't have enough evidence. That is basically overlooked.
Free speech doesn't allow you to break the rules such as time limit at the mic. Might want to show some manners and let the man answer.
But, this kid didn't really want answers, he think he knows it all and was looking for attention and he got it. (Notice he yelled for help and no one did).

zepyer_1999

Sep 18, 07 at 01:56pm
His next speech will be "Free Speech bla bla bla, I'm going to sue.

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Sep 18, 07 at 02:00pm
ducky_jr
19:47 Sep 18, 2007
As two officers take Meyer by the arms, Kerry, D-Mass., can be heard saying, "That's all right, let me answer his question." Audience members applaud, and Meyer struggles for several seconds as up to four officers try to remove him from the room.
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this is why.no one seemed to have a problem with the question except the controling assholes that were afraid for people to hear the answer.

quack
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I'm no fan of Kerry, but I doubt if it had anthing to do with fear of hidden truths being revealed.

It was purely grandstanding for peer status.

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Sep 18, 07 at 02:09pm
didn't say that dubya.i was talking a bout the moderator and the jack booted rent-a-cops over reacting.no one was being violent or disruptive.seems a bit of over reation to me.
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quack
Edited by Deleted Member Sep 18, 07 at 03:05pm

Deleted Member

Sep 18, 07 at 02:27pm
He was just heckling. I don't see freedom of heckling in the constitution. I didn't see any "over reaction". He resisted, and they subdued him.

Deleted Member

Sep 18, 07 at 03:07pm
it sounded like a ligitimate question about political decisions made.
to each his own.
it's supper time..or is that dinner???
later
8)
quack

Deleted Member

Sep 18, 07 at 04:53pm
It would seem to me that, even if the guy's intent was merely to heckle, the situation could have been handled much better by following Kerry's lead and allowing him (Kerry) to answer. Instead, the "security" detail played the kid's game and got him more attention, while making themselves look like stormtroopers. In short, they were played, big time.