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09/18/2007 01:57:57 PM · #1
Well, here we have a student under the impression that freedom of speech actually exists.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaiWCS10C5s

Not to worry... 4 campus police and a blast from a taser gun soon change his mind. And you've got to love the gormless expressions on the faces of the audience while all this is going on in the back of the auditorium.

Pathetic.
09/18/2007 02:05:12 PM · #2
What's the timestamp in the video where he gets tasered? I just watched it and can't see it.

I do see him resisting and 4 officers having to take him out...

09/18/2007 02:14:21 PM · #3
Originally posted by routerguy666:

What's the timestamp in the video where he gets tasered? I just watched it and can't see it.


3:05

He is already on the ground and has his hands behind his back. Instead of using a PR24 and a come along hold to get the cuffs on him they taser him.

I think the kid could have handled himself better but that was a little to much force by the officers. IMHO
09/18/2007 02:16:01 PM · #4
haven't seen the video yet but I live in Gainesville and it's all over the news and stuff. There's a student protest at the university, too.
09/18/2007 02:19:57 PM · #5
Still can't see it but I'm guessing that's why he screams like a little girl hahaha. Dumbshit.

Nice recap Jhonan. You make it sound like they tasered him to stop him from speaking. If the photography gig doesn't work out you should seriously consider a career writing headlines.
09/18/2007 02:35:15 PM · #6
Originally posted by routerguy666:

Nice recap Jhonan. You make it sound like they tasered him to stop him from speaking. If the photography gig doesn't work out you should seriously consider a career writing headlines.

Thanks. It's all in the spin.

Here's another video on YouTube which show him being led outside, still asking what he did wrong. Finally one of the campus police tells him... "You're under arrest for inciting a riot"

Timestamp 2:30 //www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NWukZhsiBw

Although from the amount of videos and stills this incident is generating it appears most of the students were more interested in getting their footage on the net than having a riot.

Students these days just have no idea how to have a *proper* riot.
09/18/2007 02:38:50 PM · #7
Originally posted by jhonan:


Students these days just have no idea how to have a *proper* riot.


So true...

:-P
09/18/2007 02:44:33 PM · #8
A comment posted under the second Video jhonan posted:

"OMG. You don't know the whole story. Meyer rushed to the microphone ignoring the line, starts yelling in the microphone that Kerry should answer his question and mocks the police, while Kerry is answering the question of another student."
09/18/2007 02:49:15 PM · #9
I thought torture for disagreeing with the party line was the forte of the Republicans...

09/18/2007 03:25:14 PM · #10
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

A comment posted under the second Video jhonan posted:

"OMG. You don't know the whole story. Meyer rushed to the microphone ignoring the line, starts yelling in the microphone that Kerry should answer his question and mocks the police, while Kerry is answering the question of another student."


Me thinks the kid was on a mission and got exactly what he wanted.
09/18/2007 03:44:12 PM · #11
The taser is for subduing uncooperative people. This guy was tasered while already on the ground and subdued, in a submissive position saying, "Don't tase me.". The cops decided to mete out a little street justice and tasered him anyway. The cops were totally out of line.
09/18/2007 04:05:20 PM · #12
Originally posted by LoudDog:



Me thinks the kid was on a mission and got exactly what he wanted.


Except for the Taser...

:-P
09/18/2007 04:08:40 PM · #13
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by LoudDog:



Me thinks the kid was on a mission and got exactly what he wanted.


Except for the Taser...

:-P


Don't forget the immediate anti-police/anti-establishment buzz that these youtube videos will incite and the subsequent public-appeasing multi-zillion dollar settlement the kid is going to get.

09/18/2007 04:09:50 PM · #14
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by LoudDog:



Me thinks the kid was on a mission and got exactly what he wanted.


Except for the Taser...

:-P


"please don't taser me" nudge nudge wink wink "please don't"
09/18/2007 04:11:30 PM · #15
LOL :-D
09/18/2007 04:21:37 PM · #16
Damn, in the good old days he would have been kicked in the groin then cuffed. I'd take the tazzer.
09/18/2007 04:26:54 PM · #17
Originally posted by LoudDog:

Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

Originally posted by LoudDog:



Me thinks the kid was on a mission and got exactly what he wanted.


Except for the Taser...

:-P


"please don't taser me" nudge nudge wink wink "please don't"


I agree, and we'll be reading about his lawsuit soon enough. Just another dumb kid thinking he will get his 15 minutes of fame.

But those videos were great entertainment... loved listening to him whine and cry!
09/18/2007 05:24:09 PM · #18
Here's his web site if you're interested.
09/19/2007 11:25:33 AM · #19
Yeah, this kid went in there with the intention of this happening, he apparently gets his kicks that way, and was only acting wild when the camera was on him.
09/19/2007 11:29:43 AM · #20
Originally posted by ajdelaware:

Yeah, this kid went in there with the intention of this happening, he apparently gets his kicks that way, and was only acting wild when the camera was on him.


Yup, that's what I getting too. My daughter is at UF and she says its a circus around him right now.
09/19/2007 11:45:52 AM · #21
He'll probably have his own tv show in a few months.
09/20/2007 07:45:11 AM · #22
For all you Taser fans, here's another student getting tased, not once but at least 5 times! This time in the library at UCLA for the crime of not showing his ID card.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyvrqcxNIFs

My fav student quote is at 00:49 after his first blast of the taser; "Here's your Patriot Act! Here's your ****ing abuse of power!"

Looks like student-tasering is turning into quite a sport in the US.
09/20/2007 08:17:03 AM · #23
Hmmm, maybe they only use the taser on young uns. If you're in your 70's and refuse to show your ID, the cops just beat you up.
09/21/2007 07:32:28 AM · #24
Police are hunting a gunman after two students were shot at Delaware State University in the US

I've just had a really good idea. Instead of tasering students for asking the wrong questions at debates or forgetting to bring their ID card, why don't the campus police try tasering people they see carrying guns around?
10/30/2007 08:39:23 AM · #25
A follow-up in the news today ==> Lawyer: No charges for Tasered student
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