Student Tasered While Questioning Kerry

At a University of Florida speech featuring Senator John Kerry, a student is tasered by school police while attempting to ask Kerry why he conceded the 2004 election. From The Ledger:

GAINESVILLE | U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s speech at the University of Florida came to a dramatic close Monday, shortly after a vocal audience member was hauled off by police and shot with a Taser gun. Police announced this morning they will release the student.

Toward the conclusion of Kerry’s UF forum, 21-year-old Andrew Meyer approached an open microphone at University Auditorium and demanded Kerry answer his questions. Meyer, a UF student in the College of Journalism and Communications, claimed that University Police Department officers had already threatened to arrest him, and then proceeded to question Kerry about why he didn’t contest the 2004 presidential election and why there had been no moves to impeach President Bush.

A minute or so into what became a combative diatribe, Meyer’s microphone was turned off and officers began trying to physically remove him from the auditorium. Meyer flailed his arms, yelling as police tried to restrain him.

He was then pushed to the ground by six officers, at which point Meyer yelled, “What have I done? What I have I done? Get away from me. Get off of me! What did I do? … Help me! Help.”

It’s obvious the cops are waiting on this guy – look how many are around him prior to him asking a question. Sen. Kerry does try to deal with the guy, but the cops finally remove him from the mic and then it gets weird. USAToday’s On Deadline has much more on the student.

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