Tuesday, September 18, 2007

UF student tasered at John Kerry event

Ordinarily I'd be all for sending bolts of electricity through a University of Florida student. But something tells me there's going to be some UF cops looking for new jobs pretty soon.

Coverage from the UF student newspaper.
And the latest, he's out of jail.


griftdrift said...

I doubt it. Based on what I've read of the UFPD procedures they were within bounds of using the taser.

Some people get what they deserved. Travis make sure you check out the video where he starts talking about how the government is going to kill him.

Lucid Idiocy said...

The little bit I read said tasers were only to be used if officers were in danger. Since there were six of them and at least two seemed to be just kind of standing around, that's a tough argument.

Of course, I haven't read the policy myself.

Obviously this Meyer guy is a jerk (all guys named Meyer are) but it's pretty clear from the video that th e cops escalated that season.

And I'm not sure anyone deserves to get dragged out of a meeting and tasered for questioning a politician, no matter how belligerent they are. I've seen people act much less mature at local city council meetings.

Beyond that, the cops were dumb to let this guy get the better of them.

Nick said...

I say Taser all the gators!

VictoratGaImproper said...

that's good for about 2 million from most any jury, plus the kid gets to hit the talk show circuit.

drift, if the kid had a hidden health problem, the government could very well have killed him. So, you're advocting tasering the mentally ill these days?