I saw this on some show on MSNBC last night (can’t remember which one) and just couldn’t believe this was happening yet again.
As far as I can tell, this kid got tased for no reason at all. Overzealous rent-a-cops. Someone has the balls to ask questions of Kerry and they cut his mike and arrest him? Someone should answer his question: what did he do wrong?
Un-freaking-believeable. So much for the first amendment. This is digusting, people.
And SHAME ON YOU JOHN KERRY FOR NOT PUTTING AN IMMEDIATE STOP TO IT! Thank GOD you’re not running for president again. And if this is the kind of judgement you have, thank GOD you didn’t take office. Here is a student who is obviously in favor of you having won the election–ON YOUR SIDE–and you let the UPD come in like the thought police and taser him because he had the audacity to ask you why you’re not calling for impeachment?!?! Whether you agree that impeachment is the right option or not, you have NO BALLS AND NO INTEGRITY for letting this young man be treated this way. And yes, Senator Shithead, YOU COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS. SHAME.
Counterpoint in the Alligator (this guy thinks “The student’s protesting went overboard.” Watch the video again. Do you really think he went overboard? Is THAT the limit of free speech today? Good Christ I hope not.)
UPDATE: Just got a chance to check out Pam’s House Blend, and leave it to Pam to be right on top of this stuff. There’s also another incident, so far underreported in the MSM, regarding the son of a retired police lieutenant in NYC, who was tasered four times:
A retired 20-YEAR veteran of the NYPD said yesterday that cops used excessive force against his son when they zapped him four times with a Taser, hit him 15 times with a nightstick and put him in a choke hold. . .
“The mere fact that he was hit with a Taser four times,” Leader said, “and there’s no resisting arrest charge, no criminal possession of a weapons charge – it’s evident to me that this incident did not justify use of a stun gun.”
Damn skippy. It doesn’t sound justified to me. And while I do think Tasers are a useful addition to the law enforcement arsenal, I also see a definite need for more instruction and training in the discretionary use of such weapons. Add the recently publicized UCLA incident involving the library tasering last year, and we’re seeing a trend here.
What’s your opinion?
**UPDATE: More at Crooks&Liars: Kerry now objects to the arrest (covering his ass IMHO), and Malkin defends Kerry!