UF Student Tasered: He Fought The Law And The Law Won. Dumbass.

From USA Today:

University of Florida… Journalism student Andrew Meyer interrupted the [Kerry’s] speech, prompting police to drag him away from the microphone and shoot him with a Taser gun.

“He apparently asked several questions — he went on for quite awhile — then he was asked to stop,” university spokesman Steve Orlando tells the Associated Press. “He had used his allotted time. His microphone was cut off, then he became upset.”

The video shows this kid behaving like a three-year-old throwing a tantrum.

Someone might want to explain to him that cops are paramilitary troops. They are trained and they are armed. Assuming that a campus cop is a doofus is a big mistake.

This guy is big. He looks to go more than a couple hundred pounds and he was up against several cops. He wouldn’t stop throwing his tantrum. His behavior was violent and a threat to the cops. 

He asked for it. He got it.

If you’re going to go up against cops, you either had better be as well-armed, trained, and determined as they are, or be prepared to get hurt. This joker was none of those things – except perhaps determined to behave like a dumb fool.

As for all the students so offended that the cops used force to put the guy down, same thing. Either jump in and fight the cops to free your buddy, or shut up and get out of the way. And if you’re going to jump in, there had better be a whole hell of a lot more of you than there are cops.

This wasn’t a free speech issue. He had his say, more than his say. He wouldn’t stop when asked. He disrupted the meeting and tried to shut out others who had questions for Kerry. He engaged in legally defined disorderly conduct. He resisted police attempts to control him.

Of course there are those who condemn the cops because Meyer begged them not to taser him. And the cops were supposed to believe, after what they had just been through with him, while he was still struggling, that he was going to suddenly politely cooperate? Nonsense.

He behaved stupidly on all counts. Be stupid around cops the way he was stupid and you’re gonna get hurt, and there’s no one to blame but yourself.


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