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Don't Tase Me, Bro
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:36:50 AM »
WHAT DID I DO!?
 
What is it that caught my attention about this? The fact that this has become the quote of the year and made a new word 'Tase', as mentioned by Yahoo! Just check this out.
 
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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 10:46:50 AM »
Well, he was clearly resisting arrest.  He didn't fight, but running away falls into that domain.  The clip is quite amusing since it basically vindicates the police.  It's possible that word of mouth could have been more potent, though it's not as viral as You Tube.

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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 07:00:56 PM »
I hate this country.

Only in Florida.... :V

I could offer some constructive commentary, but everything that needs to be said was said. Kerry clearly told the police to "let me answer his question", a request not honored. Free Speech is a crime now, eh?
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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 11:47:34 AM »
This was never about "free speech."  This was about grandstanding and causing a scene.

From wiki: According to reports, Meyer was in line for access to the microphone, when it was announced by former Ambassador Dennis Jett, a University of Florida political science instructor and the forum's moderator,[6] that one more question would be taken from the microphone on the right as seen from the stage. Meyer then grabbed the second microphone,on the left, which had been shut off, and loudly demanded he be allowed to ask a question. Meyer reportedly yelled, "Why don't you answer my questions, I have been waiting and listening to you speak in circles for the last two hours." "These officers are going to arrest me" , "You will take my question because I have been listening to your crap for two hours".[7] When an officer intervened and attempted to escort Meyer out, Meyer then broke away and continued to shout. Kerry then intervened and requested that Meyer be allowed to ask a question. Meyer was then brought back to the microphone and with police officers on either side of him.

This guy was being a selfish asshole and he got what he deserved from the police.  Unfortunately he also got a great deal of fame he doesn't deserve.

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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 06:43:17 PM »
Yea you can't really say that was a freedom of speech, hate how people are using that shit as an excuse to do whatever they want these days. But Kerry did say he was going to answer the question, so I think the police should've left him alone, until Kerry (the victim I suppose) tolerates it no more. Although personally I think he got what he deserved.

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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 09:46:33 PM »
This is making me ponder... which has been some time for me ;;>_> - what if the police hadn't restrain Meyer? What would've happened then?

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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 09:50:13 PM »
I think he didn't deserve to be tased, especially since Kerry didn't press harassment and already asserted positively that he wanted to answer the question.

....so in short, I hate cops.
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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 09:51:33 PM »
Quote from: AC
This is making me ponder... which has been some time for me ;;>_> - what if the police hadn't restrain Meyer? What would've happened then?

Probably nothing. The guy didn't seem dangerous or anything, just mad because he had to wait in line for a long time and couldn't ask his question. I think it's ridiculous what the cops did to that guy, as it really becomes a matter of police brutality. Was the guy a threat? Was he really, truly, honestly a threat? He just looked like some average guy who was a bit angry. Even if what he did wasn't necessarily covered by free speech, it sure didn't warrant tasing him and arresting him; I wouldn't necessarily say it's a matter of free speech per se (though it would set a dangerous precedent), but I really want to know what he did that was so horrendous as to warrant an arrest.

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Re: Don't Tase Me, Bro
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2007, 10:03:12 PM »
He was reckless enough to warrant a 'please step out of the theatre' but nothing worth arresting I think.
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