Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tasered Student

Surely millions already have read this article

The video has been viewed nearly half a million times

Still this scene must be posted in as many places as possible.

The Clintons began the police state style blocking and suppression of even the most remote semblance of dissent, and the Bush administration has carried this nasty habit of violating citizens rights all the farther.

Where this particular occasion of aggression and violation of human and civil rights came from is still under investigation

Hopefully outrage will prevail. Already UFla students have spontaneously and peacefully marched in protest.

clipped from www.nydailynews.com


Student Tasered at John Kerry forum

Video: Student Tasered at John Kerry speech
Student Andrew Meyer struggles as University of Florida police try to remove him from a John Kerry forum on campus.

Student Andrew Meyer struggles as University of Florida police try to remove him from a John Kerry forum on campus.

The University of Florida said today it has asked state law enforcement officials to investigate an incident in which campus police Tasered a student as he tried to question Sen. John Kerry during a forum.

2 comments:

Eugene said...

I agree that the security detail of these campus police overstepped their ground. But to jump from the stupid actions of “campus police” to the picture of a nationwide “police state” is taking the specific to the general, a very weak argument. This kind of generalization feeds strength to the fragmented and discordant elements of our society.

Frank Kaufmann said...

Hi Eugene - Thank you indeed for your steady comments and responses. I enjoy reading them. - My words here are is "police state style blocking." I very carefully chose the word "style" and did not refer to the US as a police state (though it is tempting to cross that line). The Clintons were ruthless in their use of State power to suppress dissent. I always resented this with all my heart. I am saddened that the current administration similarly uses State apparatus to suppress dissent. It is a HORRIBLE turn our nation has taken in these recent years. - Frank