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Katii
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o The Gainesville Sun -- Police use taser gun to subdue student at Kerry speech: "U.S. Sen. John Kerry's speech at the University of Florida came to a dramatic close Monday ... after a vocal audience member was hauled off by police and shot with a Taser..



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Katii L (124)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 9:04 pm
Please contact the President of University of Florida and voice your outrage over this kind of police abuse and demand nothing like this ever happens again. Ask why there were two cops standing by the mic to begin with, ask why Senator Kerry's wish's to leave the student alone and allow him [kerry] to answer the student's questions; ask him why the student was approached by the two cops to begin with - ask why after the cops trying to remove the student who'd not broken any laws,TASED the student with 50,000 volts AFTER having wrestled him to the ground.

And WELL YEAH! he was "resisting arrest" - he didn't do anything wrong!

Here's the name, address, and phone numbers:

J. Bernard Machen
Office of the President
226 Tigert Hall
PO Box 113150,
Gainesville, FL 32611

~~~ > Phn:(352) 392-1311
~~~ > Fax: (352) 392-9506.


 

Katii L (124)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 9:06 pm
Please contact the President of University of Florida and voice your outrage over this kind of police abuse and demand nothing like this ever happens again. Ask why there were two cops standing by the mic to begin with, ask why Senator Kerry's wish's to leave the student alone and allow him [kerry] to answer the student's questions; ask him why the student was approached by the two cops to begin with - ask why after the cops trying to remove the student who'd not broken any laws,TASED the student with 50,000 volts AFTER having wrestled him to the ground.

And WELL YEAH! he was "resisting arrest" - he didn't do anything wrong!

Here's the name, address, and phone numbers:

J. Bernard Machen
Office of the President
226 Tigert Hall
PO Box 113150,
Gainesville, FL 32611

~~~ > Phn:(352) 392-1311
~~~ > Fax: (352) 392-9506.


 

Katii L (124)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 10:42 pm
I just got this Action Alert in my email:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE < ~~~ video

IF YOU SAY HE WAS ARESTED FOR RESISTING AN ARREST, THEN WHAT WAS HE BEING ARRESTED FOR IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Please call to express your concerns about this horrific incident:

University of Florida Police Department:
(352) 392-1111

University of Florida Public Information Office:
(352) 273-3301

University of Florida main switchboard:
(352) 392-3261

University of Florida Police Department's Dispatch Center:
(352) 392-1111 available 24-hours daily.

Forward this to everyone you know.

 

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday September 18, 2007, 11:14 pm
Y'Know, it seems like every time we say
that our First Amendment Freedom of Speech
is dead, there's some ostrich with his head
in the sand there to tell us how full of
shit we are. People like that need to see this
story....and a few thousand others like it.

"America: Police State"?....Well, Duh!!
Katii, my friend, thanks for this post.
MAYBE this one will wake a few people up!
noted.
 

William L (4)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 5:44 am
Come on now, let's be honest. The kid that was arrested was looking to get arrested. He set out to do that and it's obvious. If you want to ask a U.S. senator a valid question, and you have the opportunity, ask the question in a respectful manner and wait for an answer. He didn't do that though and he blew his opportunity, on purpose. If you watch the other (better made) tape of this incident you'll see that Kerry actually answers his questions and you'll also see how the kid was inciting the conflict with the police. If you can't behave in society, you don't belong there. He looked alot like those savages on the late night prison documentary MSNBC show Lock Down.

 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 7:37 am
The questioner was grabbed and taken away for.....asking questions???
WHT was he grabbed? WHAT was he arrested for?

And, the use of a taser!!!!!???? Geez...

Wk,
Yes, Kerry did continue to blather on.....while a US citizen was being arrested for free speech!!
I have nothing good to say about Senator Kerry................
 

Katii L (124)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 1:19 pm
It doesn't matter if someone likes or agrees with the student's delivery, or his motives (which were honorable, by the way, he was asking for millions of Americans who also would like to hear the answers). It doesn't matter if his 'manners' match what someone else thinks are appropriate. The student did not do anything to warrant even being approached to begin with, in no way did he deserve such treatment as if he'd broken some law and was a threat to anyone, then the outrageous use of a taser on him. How anyone can sit there and say he "deserved" to be treated in this way, by any law enforcement let alone CAMPUS COPS who are trained little more than a minimum wage security guard, is astonishing - but gives us a clue as to why it's so easy for the government to abuse their power when we have Americans attempting to actually justify it.
 

Katii L (124)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 1:25 pm
We are officially the WEENIEST nation ever when the people are afraid of TALKING STUDENTS shooting WORDS while waving a BOOK *gasp*
 

Percie B (16)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 1:35 pm
I don't have anything to say about Kerry either but he did try to answer the guy's question.

Wk, If there are very many people with the ability to rationalize police brutality like you've just managed to do it's no wonder the US is such a mess.

 

Jacolin S (261)
Friday September 21, 2007, 11:37 am
Total blatant disregard for our civil rights and liberties !!!
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday October 15, 2007, 6:23 pm
noted
 
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