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Internet videos show student tased for asking John Kerry questions
by Video Links
Tuesday Sep 18th, 2007 1:31 PM
Videos posted on the internet today show University of Florida student Andrew Meyer screaming for help Monday as he is being tased by a police stun gun. John Kerry and his audience looked on mostly in silence.
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Andrew Meyer asked the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate (and probable winner) Kerry his thoughts about Greg Palast's book Armed Madhouse, and asked Kerry about his membership in the secret Yale society known as Skull and Bones.

While Kerry tried to answer Meyer's questions, police surrounded the non-resisting student, tackled him, and shocked him with an electronic stun gun or taser.

Numerous films are surfacing on the internet which show the crowd mostly sitting mutely. A few filmed the events, and a few shouted "police brutality."

The police said that he was being arrested for trying to "incite a riot."

The student spent the night in custody, and now Kerry is saying that he regrets the incident happened.

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaiWCS10C5s&mode=related&search=

another view
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE&mode=related&search=

more views:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NWukZhsiBw&mode=related&search=

MSM account:
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g2k8J6bTAKHG8OP2xAnEKJRfZ8KA
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Who will fight for democracy?Realo!Saturday Dec 22nd, 2007 6:50 PM
I'm tired of talk with no actionRevolutionaryThursday Sep 27th, 2007 6:59 PM
Who many times?nooneSaturday Sep 22nd, 2007 8:29 PM
I don't understandDurrutiSaturday Sep 22nd, 2007 12:37 PM
UF Protest for Andrew Meyer 9-18-07youtubeThursday Sep 20th, 2007 2:33 AM
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