Skip to comments.Freep this poll: Did cops do right thing? (Kerry speech/taser incident)
Posted on 09/18/2007 12:11:17 PM PDT by raccoonradio
A student at a John Kerry appearamce in Florida was tasered by the police when he would not leave the podium quietly and resisted arrest. Did the cops do the right thing?
So far (still early in the poll, by the way)
A student at a John Kerry appearamce in Florida was tasered by the police when he would not leave the podium quietly and resisted arrest. Did the cops do the right thing
btw Howie mentioned that Kerry changed the name of his
boat from the Scaramouche to the Let It Be. Apparently
that’s what Kerry did: he let the situation be as the
student got tasered.
THE HOWIE CARR SHOW
I love the sound of liberals being tasered.
The words “police brutality” soon come out of their mouths.
This kid was stupid. When he would not shut up, I think I would have tazed him too.
I'd pay good money to see that.
No, they missed Kerry.
That video is great for a laugh. LOL
I wasn’t the only one to think that, eh? That would mean
Kerry would have a fourth purple heart...
It is behaviour expected from our moonbat friends. They act up and then get offended when dealt with. Or if they’re in charge, they employ tactics that the Brownshirts would admire and then act surprised when others get offended.
Conservatives don’t tend to act up in stupid juvenile ways.
Howie’s producer Sandy just mentioned that the kid is just a jackass. He at one point held up signs at bookstores where the new Harry Potter book was being sold and the signs told
the kiddied HARRY DIES...
I’m generally in favor of Tasering students on principle.
“at first i voted for tasering, before i voted against it.”
“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”
Nope,they should have tasered Kerry...The jolt might have given him some personality.
. . . .Do you mean, like, ... "in the manner of Genghis Kahn"??
. . . .Do you mean, like, ... "in the manner of Genghis Kahn"??
Me too, as I watched/listened I kept snickering. It felt weird it was like watching the bad guy get what he deserves in a movie. At the university locally the university police didn’t taser protesters but they did this pressure point thing on the student’s neck that made them pass out. Then they dragged them off, quietly. Maybe that wasn’t appropriate in this case.
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This Meyer guy appears to be a Class A jerk. He buffalos up to the mic and then ignores every reasonable directive to reign himself in. It seems as if he intentionally provoked his physical removal. When the cops got the order to remove him, he began cursing, screaming, taunting, and wailing like a banshee. He was told calmly to cease or be tazed. He opted for amps. This was totally deserved. The cops have been put on administrative leave, which is pure BS. Meyer is a knucklehead who got just what he deserved. Even if he is a lefty moonbat at a speech by Kerry, lying defamer of Vietnam Veterans, the cops were justified.
“This Meyer guy appears to be a Class A jerk. He buffalos up to the mic and then ignores every reasonable directive to reign himself in. It seems as if he intentionally provoked his physical removal.”
|A student at a John Kerry appearamce in Florida was tasered by the police when he would not leave the podium quietly and resisted arrest. Did the cops do the right thing|
He should be grateful he was at a Kerry speech, and not a Hillary speech. His family would be making funeral arrangements by now.
KERRY’S ACTIONS IN THIS EVENT WERE REMINISCENT OF GENGHIS KHAN.
The best part was when Tereeeza started pelting the kid with gin soaked white raisins while he was being tased. Looked like flies hitting a bug zapper!!!
Those who were merely being facetious can stop reading now.
The rest of you are contemptible.
(1) You have no allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.
(2) You’re immoral.
(3) You’re a caricature of hypocrisy.
You all bring shame upon FR. And what’s worse, you’re either too stupid, too ignorant or too corrupt to care.
If you want to live in a police state with a one party system, emigrate to North Korea. The rest of us took an oath to defend the Republic against the enemies of liberty and justice for all, and now we know who you are.
The same goes for you too, Fitzy.
And then there’s freeangel who’s tag line reads,
“free speech is only good until someone else doesn’t like what you say”
Yes Sweetie. But that’s a bad thing, not a good thing.
I support the right of Kerry to speak. I support the right of the students to invite Kerry to speak to them. I support the right of students to ask questions if the forum provides for it. I do not support the student who was being disruptive. His rights to be heard do not override the rights of the others to participate in the forum. His actions deprived a whole room full of people of their rights.
Ladies and gentlemen, a future Democrat Senator from Florida! Following in Kerry’s footsteps.
I don’t see anything wrong with what he was doing. They began interrupting him very early in what he was saying. I guess because he wanted to preface his question with info he had obtained (as inaccurate as it may be), he was told to stop, which I find ridiculous. Stopping him is so anti-
American, it’s unbelievable. It’s not like he went up there drunk, cussing and calling Kerry names. He had pertinent questions. I don’t think someone should be stopped from talking just because they’re stupid. I’m surprised that so many on here agree with tazering someone for speaking what they think!! Y’all CAN NOT be real Freepers...
His purpose, judging solely from his behaviour, was disruption. Yr hmbl srvnt would have given, had he been there, very strong consideration to ''interrupting'' him via a pop in the chops.
Police everywhere have a charge (no pun) for third-class jerks such as this, to wit: BNA...being an asshole.
Absolutely. Little punk needs a lesson.
(1) Kerry came to speak and participate in a question/answer session.
(2) The student was waiting his turn at a designated microphone when Kerry invited him to ask his question.
(3) The student took 5 seconds to, pro forma, thank Kerry for coming to speak, and then started asking his question.
(4) 23 seconds later, the police interrupted him, but eventually allowed him to continue.
(5) 45 seconds after that, the police stepped in without warning to forcibly remove him from the auditorium.
You don’t see a problem with that?
More than that. He barged through people to cut the line, interrupted someone else asking a question, and demanded that Kerry answer his questions.
Kerry let him speak instead of tossing him out.
Then he went into a question that really wasn’t a question at all.
He fully deserved it.
“Little punk needs a lesson.”
Interesting. That’s exactly what Li Peng said about Chai Ling right before the Tiananmen Square massacre.
You’d fit right in with the party over there. If you don’t love the Constitution of the United States, why not leave and go someplace that shares your values?
“Then he went into a question that really wasnt a question at all.”
Really? Do tell. Which of the following aren’t really questions at all?
(1) Given reports of voting irregularities in Ohio, why did you concede the 2004 election the same day?
(2) Why have you not moved to impeach George Bush?
(3) Did you belong the Skull and Bones society at Yale?
He was not ‘waiting’ at all. Eyewitness accounts say otherwise.
I sympathize with the cop. The words “Don’t taze me, bro” would make just about anyone want to push that button.
“The words ‘Dont taze me, bro’ would make just about anyone want to push that button.”
I can usually understand where a person is coming from even if I disagree with them, but I just can’t get where you’re coming from.
I still young, I think ;-) I wouldn’t even think to notice someone talking like that. Would you by any chance be closer to 50 than 20? No disrespect if you are. I’m just wondering if you’re from a different generation than he is because that might explain why it sounds obnoxious to you.
On the one hand you proclaim the values of free speech and on the other you invite someone you disagree with to leave the country, effectively denying their right to free speech.
How about you take note of your own Freeper name and be a little bit consistent?
But anyway, if the police were so interested in civil rights violations then why did they only go after the thug breaking all the rules?
Don’t let the door hit you on the backside.
no. He was given his chance to speak. His right to free speech was not violated. He chose to speak in the manner in which he did, which is what got him tossed out. Please keep in mind - the cops did not turn off the mic. The student group who hosted the forum turned off the mic. The media, as always, is misinforming us sheeple.
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