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Freep this poll: Did cops do right thing? (Kerry speech/taser incident)
HowieCarr.com ^ | 9/18/07 | raccoonradio

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?


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1 posted on 09/18/2007 12:11:22 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

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
Yes
17%
No
83%

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
http://www.howiecarr.com


2 posted on 09/18/2007 12:13:21 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

18%-82%


3 posted on 09/18/2007 12:16:41 PM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (1/27 Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: raccoonradio

I love the sound of liberals being tasered.


4 posted on 09/18/2007 12:17:18 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: red-dawg

The words “police brutality” soon come out of their mouths.


5 posted on 09/18/2007 12:18:12 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
I am listening to the audio of this on a radio show from Chicago.

This kid was stupid. When he would not shut up, I think I would have tazed him too.

6 posted on 09/18/2007 12:20:46 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Volunteer
Why didn't they do the same thing to Medea Benjamin and the Pinkos when they interrupted the Petraeus report?

I'd pay good money to see that.

7 posted on 09/18/2007 12:23:22 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: raccoonradio
Did the cops do the right thing?

No, they missed Kerry.

8 posted on 09/18/2007 12:31:40 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: raccoonradio

That video is great for a laugh. LOL


9 posted on 09/18/2007 12:35:05 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Yo-Yo

I wasn’t the only one to think that, eh? That would mean
Kerry would have a fourth purple heart...


10 posted on 09/18/2007 12:35:14 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Yo-Yo

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.


11 posted on 09/18/2007 12:35:32 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae. R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.)
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To: raccoonradio

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...


12 posted on 09/18/2007 12:36:45 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I’m generally in favor of Tasering students on principle.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 12:41:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: raccoonradio

“at first i voted for tasering, before i voted against it.”

-anonymous


14 posted on 09/18/2007 12:49:29 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: raccoonradio

“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”


15 posted on 09/18/2007 12:50:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: raccoonradio

Nope,they should have tasered Kerry...The jolt might have given him some personality.


16 posted on 09/18/2007 12:53:17 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Finally, Fred!...Welcome aboard!..Now,Go get 'em,boy!!!!)
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To: raccoonradio
They cops only made one mistake. They tasered one student who attend a Kerry fest. They should have tasered them all!
17 posted on 09/18/2007 1:01:19 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: dfwgator
“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”

. . . .Do you mean, like, ... "in the manner of Genghis Kahn"??

18 posted on 09/18/2007 1:05:49 PM PDT by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS (with clusters))
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To: dfwgator
“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”

. . . .Do you mean, like, ... "in the manner of Genghis Kahn"??

19 posted on 09/18/2007 1:05:50 PM PDT by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS (with clusters))
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To: Biggirl

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.


20 posted on 09/18/2007 1:27:58 PM PDT by CCCnative (waiting for socialism to fail in Santa Cruz as it did in Soviet Russia)
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To: raccoonradio; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; AmericaUnite; ...
Well, heck, if he was a lib who thought kerry was too conservative, zap him again!

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21 posted on 09/18/2007 2:02:33 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: raccoonradio

22 posted on 09/18/2007 2:35:35 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (This country feels the same when Congress is in session as when a baby gets hold of a hammer.)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


23 posted on 09/18/2007 2:36:28 PM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: dynachrome

LOL!


24 posted on 09/18/2007 2:39:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: CharlesThe Hammer

“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.”

BUMP


25 posted on 09/18/2007 2:40:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: raccoonradio

done


26 posted on 09/18/2007 3:23:08 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: 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
Yes
  21%
No
  79%

27 posted on 09/18/2007 3:50:17 PM PDT by BJClinton (If your bacon is soggy, then the terrorists have already won!)
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To: raccoonradio

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!!!


28 posted on 09/18/2007 6:59:57 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: raccoonradio; ElectricStrawberry; red-dawg; Volunteer; Yo-Yo; Biggirl; MarkBsnr; Billthedrill; ...

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.


29 posted on 09/18/2007 7:33:14 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: Fitzy_888

The same goes for you too, Fitzy.


30 posted on 09/18/2007 7:34:44 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: freeangel

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.


31 posted on 09/18/2007 7:41:52 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: ConsistentLibertarian

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.


32 posted on 09/18/2007 7:48:24 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: raccoonradio

Ladies and gentlemen, a future Democrat Senator from Florida! Following in Kerry’s footsteps.


33 posted on 09/18/2007 8:26:25 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: Enterprise; ConsistentLibertarian

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...


34 posted on 09/18/2007 9:28:26 PM PDT by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom

Well said.


35 posted on 09/18/2007 10:00:50 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom
You seem to have omitted a couple of salient facts. Doofus came up and grabbed the mic **after** the forum was over, and quite obviously resisted arrest **after** those mini-rent-a-cops couldn't handle him.

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.

36 posted on 09/18/2007 10:22:58 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: raccoonradio

Absolutely. Little punk needs a lesson.


37 posted on 09/18/2007 10:35:35 PM PDT by zendari
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To: SAJ

You’re misinformed.

(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?


38 posted on 09/18/2007 10:48:12 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: SAJ

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.


39 posted on 09/18/2007 10:52:12 PM PDT by zendari
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To: zendari

“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?


40 posted on 09/18/2007 10:55:09 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: Lucky9teen

ROTFLOL!!


41 posted on 09/18/2007 10:56:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: zendari

“Then he went into a question that really wasn’t 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?


42 posted on 09/18/2007 10:58:46 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: ConsistentLibertarian

He was not ‘waiting’ at all. Eyewitness accounts say otherwise.


43 posted on 09/18/2007 10:59:14 PM PDT by zendari
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To: raccoonradio

I sympathize with the cop. The words “Don’t taze me, bro” would make just about anyone want to push that button.


44 posted on 09/18/2007 11:06:22 PM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: Redcloak

“The words ‘Don’t 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.

Peace.


45 posted on 09/18/2007 11:25:27 PM PDT by ConsistentLibertarian
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To: raccoonradio
If they are still able to scream “Oooow” then there is not enough voltage.
47 posted on 09/19/2007 1:15:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: ConsistentLibertarian; zendari
“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?”

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?

48 posted on 09/19/2007 1:30:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: WannabeTurk

Charming.

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.


49 posted on 09/19/2007 1:38:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: ConsistentLibertarian

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.

Go figure.


50 posted on 09/19/2007 4:54:21 AM PDT by humble and shy
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