Tase him, bro.....

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida police were justified in using a Taser against a student who refused to stop questioning Sen. John Kerry on campus last month, according to a state investigation released Wednesday.

    Some had questioned the use of force in using the stun gun against student Andrew Meyer, leading to the investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. A summary of the agency's report was released Wednesday. (PDF: Read Full Report)......

    ....Meyer forced his way to a microphone after organizers already had announced that another person's question was going to be the last one. Meyer then began giving a speech that used a crass term for oral sex in referencing President Bill Clinton's impeachment. An organizer gave a signal for the microphone to be cut off.

    Then, officers approached, intending to escort Meyer from the building. Meyer refused to go along and attempted to break away from the officers. Other officers stepped in to help as Meyer continued to resist. Sgt. Eddie King tried to use his Taser on Meyer, but the unit malfunctioned. Officer Nicole Mallo then applied her Taser for five seconds.

    The report states that officers did not want to use pepper spray on Meyer because the room was crowded with spectators. They also concluded during the incident that using force to restrain Meyer might have hurt him more than a Taser.

    "In short, the FDLE determined that our officers acted well within state guidelines," university President Bernie Machen said in a letter to students, faculty and staff.

    Two officers who were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation were reinstated Wednesday, Machen said....


    http://www.wftv.com/news/14413428/detail.html


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    Wow. A government report condoning government action. That must be accurate, then...
     
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    After watching the video last month, I never doubted it.

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    If you were there, you should rebut it. You know ? Correct the mistakes.
     
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    Don't you like how the officers considered the safety of the innocents over the comfort of the miscreant ? I sure do.
     
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    ...or take the gov't report for what it's worth.
     
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    You're right. Those other students were running for the exits in fear of their safety :rolleyes:
     
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    Not in the video I saw. They were applauding.
     
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    Then what "safety of the innocents" were they exactly protecting, again?
     
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    :eek: You didn't read the source article... nor watch the video?
     
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    Should that question have been to me ?

    If it was, I see this as a success, as nobody around the guy was hurt. Protecting the innocents would mean making sure nothing bad happened to the folks who were obeying the rules. You know, throwing stuff, thrashing around, grabbing their mace, or gun, or baton, puts folks who are obeying the rules in a bad situation.

    I say when someone is disobeying one rule, you shouldn't wait and hope they don't violate any others. You act.
     
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    Your right!:rolleyes: maybe they should have just shot him:rolleyes: after all he wasn't" following the rules" he was "disobeying"

    P.S. B.C WELCOME TO THE POLICE STATE, now.........................................go to the end of the line............sorry but rules is rules and THEY told me to tell you,go to the end of the line.
     
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    You must not have read anything on this thread, and are just taking a cheap shot at those who choose to obey, you know, like scripture tells us to. In case you did read it, but missed a point made several times here, pulling a gun out and spraying bullets around would put people who have chosen to respect the rules at great risk. That would be unacceptable, in most thinking people's view, I would imagine. Maybe not your's.


    And you obviously know nothing about police states, so I won't engage you in that fantasy. 'cept maybe to call it a fantasy.
     
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    ...not if they were well trained.
     
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    There is nothing equal in the false comparison of using a tazer to shooting someone with a gun.
     
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    BC ,
    I am one that choses to obey! Unless and until my obedience causes me to disobey Gods law,What I am saying is that we are freely giving up our freedom because we have been taught to OBEY. We are neglecting to teach our children as we see in our adults now to THINK,draw HONEST conclusions,make decisions based on truth,and are allowing ourselves top be LED by our government,and are refusing,or may have become unable to be led by GOD.
    There is a difference between obedience,and obiescience.
    We have the responsibility to guard our liberty from,a government that is headed down a mindshaft at breakneck speed towards a police state,and the beginnings of it are here already whether you choose to see it or not.
    I am well aware of what a police state is ,are you?
    I ask again,do you fear your government ?more than you fear GOD?
    Or does your government fear you?
    Do you see globalization as a problem?
    Are you O.K. with a union of nations? the world government that your leaders are putting in place?
    Make no mistakes,they are putting things in order,and as you continue to deny it they are accellerating their actions.
     
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    So this kid was trying to obey God's law ? That's just a crazy premise, and I'm not going to waste time talking with you about it. You are free to make assumptions about my faith based on my desire for people to follow rules.
     
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    I disagree with the way this was handled. I do think the police did right by stepping in, but to me, while watching the video it seemed they had him under control, or at the very least enough police on top of him to get him under control.

    I have seen worse offenders brough under control on the police videos from their cars and traffic stops. Usually under that circumstance, there are two cops that manage to wresle the offender down on the ground.

    I feel that cops in generel do a fine job, but there are times like this where in my opinion they step overboard.

    Is this what will happen when Christians can't speak about our faith anymore? Will we get tasered and will it be ok then if the police are just doing their job and enforcing the great laws of the unChristian land?

    I know it's a stretch now, but it's coming.. and when it does I hope we're on the other side and we're standing together.

    Jamie
     
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    Apparently I am missing something here.

    I have seen the video, have heard interviews with the perp, and I have seen what you guys have read. But yet, you are still convinced that law enforcement could have done a better job at detaining him.

    He did the entire thing as a hoax, had a girl video tape it and asked her to cause commotion as well when he makes his disturbance. I can't stand Sen. Kerry. But when someone acts out like that and will not heed warnings, then appropriate action must and should be taken. The only thing other than tazing him that would have been safe for bystanders, would have been to club his skinny littler butt until he submitted to authority. He got what he deserved.
     
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