Student Tasered at Kerry Event
Posted on Sep 18, 2007
Guess he wasn’t in the “free speech zone”: University of Florida student Andrew Meyer apparently went on too long while asking Sen. John Kerry about his 2004 presidential run (among other questions) and was Tasered and arrested on Monday. Did the police overreact? That’s where Internet video comes in handy.
As two officers take Meyer by the arms, Kerry is heard to say, “That’s alright, let me answer his question.” Audience members applaud, and Meyer struggles to escape for several seconds as up to four officers try to remove him from the room.
Meyer screams for help and asks, “What did I do?” as he tries to break away from officers. He is forced to the ground and officers order him to stop resisting. Meyer says he will walk out if the officers let him go.
As Kerry tells the audience he will answer the student’s “very important question,” Meyer struggles on the ground and yells at the officers to release him, crying out, “Don’t Tase me, bro,” just before he is Tasered. He is then led from the room, screaming, “What did I do?”
A rep for the University of Florida said Meyer, 21, was asked to stop after his questioning went on too long and he became upset when the mike was cut off.