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UF student Tasered at Kerry forum
independent Florida Alligator ^ | 9/17/2007 | By ILEANA MORALES, Alligator Writer

Posted on 09/17/2007 4:24:43 PM PDT by jjw

A UF student was shot with a Taser gun today at a campus forum with U.S. Sen. John Kerry.

Andrew Meyer, a telecommunication senior, yelled out to Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and insisted his questions be answered while police tried to restrain him.

Meyer shouted that the senator should answer everyone’s questions. Kerry was brought to UF by Accent, Student Government’s speakers bureau.

Kerry said it would "be fair" to answer Meyer’s question, and police allowed Meyer to approach one of the microphones set up in the University Auditorium.

Kerry finished answering a previous question, which was intended to be the last question for the forum at about 1:30 p.m.

During Meyer’s question, his microphone was cut off, and police tried to move him away from the microphone. Steven Blank, Accent’s chairman, said Meyer was cut off because he used profanity and his question was too long.

When police moved him away, Meyer resisted and began to yell out to the audience, asking "What did I do? What am I being arrested for?"

Two officers tried to handcuff and restrain Meyer while another pointed a Taser at him.

As they moved Meyer closer to the auditorium exit, Meyer screamed for help.

Once Meyer was removed, Kerry continued to answer Meyer’s question about why he did not contest the 2004 election.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: kerry; taser; zap; zot
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This is pretty sick. Took eight cops and a taser to stop this student from asking kerry a question about the election.

There's a video here:

http://video.nbc6.net/player/?id=157250#videoid=157250

1 posted on 09/17/2007 4:24:46 PM PDT by jjw
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To: jjw

They missed Sen. Kerry...


2 posted on 09/17/2007 4:26:13 PM PDT by xjcsa (Hillary Clinton is nothing more than Karl Marx with huge calves.)
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To: jjw

I’m sure Ho Chi Kerry want to claim that kid’s Purple Heart.


3 posted on 09/17/2007 4:26:29 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: jjw
Better get used to it.


4 posted on 09/17/2007 4:27:46 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: xjcsa
They missed Sen. Kerry...

And later that day Johnny Heinz Kerry was awarded his 14th Purple Heart.

5 posted on 09/17/2007 4:28:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: LdSentinal

Give him time, oh ye of little faith.


6 posted on 09/17/2007 4:28:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Sorry Hillderella, but the Hsu fits...)
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To: LdSentinal

You know, that’s the first darn thing that came to my mind, as well “ooweee, looks like Kerry’ll be puttin’ in for another Purple Heart (after all, didn’t he “report for doody” three years ago?)


7 posted on 09/17/2007 4:28:56 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: jjw
Give him the taser! The TASER!
8 posted on 09/17/2007 4:29:42 PM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: jjw

I think we ought to put the student in for that award Kerry got the with the “V” for valor that does not even exist!


9 posted on 09/17/2007 4:31:05 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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"Once Meyer was removed, Kerry continued to answer Meyer’s question about why he did not contest the 2004 election."

Because Kerry got a good ol' fashioned Texas ass-whipping by almost 4 MILLION more votes. That's why!

10 posted on 09/17/2007 4:31:35 PM PDT by avacado
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To: jjw

And the question was???


11 posted on 09/17/2007 4:32:58 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jjw

The kid gets a Purple Heart for that, right?


12 posted on 09/17/2007 4:35:53 PM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: jjw

I think it’s kindoff funny that Kerry had to deal with this type of guy for a change. He helped create him.

The kid was upset that Kerry conceded so quickly in 2004. He stuck with the questions the campus police didn’t like it one bit.

LOL, it went FUBAR from there...

If it would have been a conservative on the platform, the kid would have gotten a guarantee of a diploma for his actions.


13 posted on 09/17/2007 4:35:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Sorry Hillderella, but the Hsu fits...)
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To: eyedigress

He probably asked for Jf’n Kerry’s military records!

Good reason to zap this guy./s


14 posted on 09/17/2007 4:36:04 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: jjw

OK, I watched the video; the kid had it coming.


15 posted on 09/17/2007 4:36:09 PM PDT by xjcsa (Hillary Clinton is nothing more than Karl Marx with huge calves.)
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To: jjw

"Only tasered? Amateurs."

16 posted on 09/17/2007 4:37:43 PM PDT by SIDENET (I don't want to find "common ground" with a bunch of damn leftists.)
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To: jjw

Good thing he didn’t try to ask about Kerry’s 180 form that got lost in the mail.


17 posted on 09/17/2007 4:38:08 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: indylindy

We know his military record. Only bastard in the military ordered to Cambodia in ‘68 by Nixon. It had to be something else.


18 posted on 09/17/2007 4:38:18 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jjw

“A UF student was shot with a Taser gun today at a campus forum with U.S. Sen. John Kerry.” followed by: “Two officers tried to handcuff and restrain Meyer while another pointed a Taser at him.”

So was he Tasered or just had it pointed at him?


19 posted on 09/17/2007 4:38:26 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: jjw
Took eight cops and a taser to stop this student from asking kerry a question about the election.

You don't dare question a Democrat Senator about anything. If he was questioning Hillary, they'd probably find him swinging in either a holding cell or his own dorm closet.

20 posted on 09/17/2007 4:39:01 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: SIDENET

Hillary knows to look for the UNION label when hiring rent-a-goons.


21 posted on 09/17/2007 4:39:57 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: jjw

He really needed a gag in addition to the tasering. He didn’t stop shouting for the entire video; he seems to think he’s the only person on the planet who has the right to speak.


22 posted on 09/17/2007 4:41:01 PM PDT by xjcsa (Hillary Clinton is nothing more than Karl Marx with huge calves.)
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To: eyedigress

Maybe he asked for what F’n stands for? LOL!


23 posted on 09/17/2007 4:41:17 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: xjcsa

He sure did. He was a disruptive, histrionic leftwing ranting trouble-maker playing to the camera trying to make a name for himself. Kinda reminded me of the tactics a young John Kerry would have used.


24 posted on 09/17/2007 4:42:24 PM PDT by kcar
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After viewing the video...he got what he deserved.


25 posted on 09/17/2007 4:42:58 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: indylindy

Why it's farming of course!

26 posted on 09/17/2007 4:44:05 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jjw

I watched more than half of the stupid video, and if I were a cop there I would have tasered him the 1st minute.

I would have tasered Kerry as well, just on general principle.

http://video.nbc6.net/player/?id=157250#videoid=157250


27 posted on 09/17/2007 4:45:08 PM PDT by Radix (Nothing else to do but raise eyebrows and wreak havoc on FR.com)
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To: eyedigress

Thats just corny! Wonfer who that flit is next to him?


28 posted on 09/17/2007 4:45:10 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: SIDENET

She looks like the paper doilies you buy to decorate appetizer trays at parties

29 posted on 09/17/2007 4:45:46 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: indylindy

Wonfer=wonder Aw, shucks!


30 posted on 09/17/2007 4:46:24 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Radix
I watched more than half of the stupid video, and if I were a cop there I would have tasered him the 1st minute.

Watch the second half - he starts claiming that the police are going to make him "disappear" - "They're going to try to kill me! People know I'm here!" - drivel like that. He's an obnoxious little piece of s***.

31 posted on 09/17/2007 4:47:17 PM PDT by xjcsa (Hillary Clinton is nothing more than Karl Marx with huge calves.)
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I’m glad he was tasered and I think he had it coming. I don’t care that it was Kerry he was talking to.

I’ve often wondered why the disruptive communist at conservative forums aren’t tasered. They scream and yell or dress themselves in hoods. They should be tasered and dragged away.

32 posted on 09/17/2007 4:47:32 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: indylindy

Not needed, I’m not a FR grammer nut.


33 posted on 09/17/2007 4:48:08 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jjw

Nothing 15 years in a Cuban prison won’t cure.


34 posted on 09/17/2007 4:48:45 PM PDT by keat (You know who I feel bad for? Arab-Americans who truly want to get into crop-dusting.)
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To: xjcsa
Yeah; and Kerry was in rare form that night:


35 posted on 09/17/2007 4:49:44 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: mass55th

I would hate to be slowly removing food from a tray only for that to be revealed. Yikes!


36 posted on 09/17/2007 4:50:30 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: jjw

Don’t question those better than you....peasant


37 posted on 09/17/2007 4:50:55 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: eyedigress

Thanks, I am especially glad you are not a typing nut.

LOL!


38 posted on 09/17/2007 4:52:20 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: mass55th

The recycled, bleached, perforated and ultimately trashed ones? :-)


39 posted on 09/17/2007 4:52:55 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: indylindy
Wonfer - BUSTED! ;^) FR Spelling Police!
40 posted on 09/17/2007 4:53:19 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: indylindy

You caught it! very good. :^)


41 posted on 09/17/2007 4:54:22 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Radix

You’re right I finally got it to load, the idiot doesn’t think kerry is left wing enough......sigh


42 posted on 09/17/2007 4:55:22 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: jjw

43 posted on 09/17/2007 4:56:12 PM PDT by Samba
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To: eyedigress

I am always pretty good at catching my own errors. Most of the time it’s just too late.

Sad for me. Funny for others.


44 posted on 09/17/2007 4:56:14 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: indylindy

Take a close look at #33. It’s not quite right. :^)


45 posted on 09/17/2007 4:58:42 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: indylindy

LOL, I have to say, I don’t have a clue what this nimrod did......other than spout his left wing bs........really kind of scary....plus this guy is the ultimate sissy.......I think it’s staged


46 posted on 09/17/2007 5:00:53 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: jjw

47 posted on 09/17/2007 5:01:25 PM PDT by Samba
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To: eyedigress

Yeah, grammar, typos, idiocy. At least we care!

I swear, I used to be a good speller until FR. It is a catching disease.

Well you know. It’s the thought that counts. Great conservative values./s snicker, snicker


48 posted on 09/17/2007 5:03:10 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: ScreamingFist

Probably, it can make Jon Cary look like a victim.

What is surpising is that real people can actually sit and listen to him for more than 5 minutes.


49 posted on 09/17/2007 5:05:14 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: jjw

They should have tasered him when he first started his question..... ;>)


50 posted on 09/17/2007 5:05:41 PM PDT by expatpat
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