Student Arrested, Tasered at Kerry Event

United States
September 18, 2007 8:27am CST
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/student-arrested-tasered-at-kerry-event/20070918063509990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001 The poor kid was physically prevented from leaving on his own because he had 3 cops sitting on his chest and legs. This type of police aggressiveness is exactly why, the next time I am pulled over for a traffic violation, if the police officer gets mouthy with me, I will stay in my car, lock it, and call 911. I will tell the 911 operator that I'm not intentionally resisting the officer, but I feel very threatened, and I want another law enforcement officer there NOW. The police are out of control.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I thnk the police were over zealous. I dont think it was necessary to tazer the guy. Was this guy a threat to do physical harm to Kerry? No. He wanted to ask a question. What happened to freedom of speach?
• United States
18 Sep 07
I agree 100%.
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@jend80 (2068)
24 Sep 07
I saw a clip of it on youtube last night/this morning - stayed up late trying to read the responces. Can't believe how so many people/(and this is other Americans) can post that he deserved it or "got what was coming" or that he should've been shot/beaten/killed by the police and see nothing wrong about what happened and the fect that most of the audience just sat their and let it happen. Why didn't John Kerry try to do something to stop it? Lifez2short - There's another case you might not have heard of, of a woman being tazored because she was drunk and refusing to be arrested http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/09/21/ohio.taser/index.html
@jend80 (2068)
24 Sep 07
forgot to include the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CheY0jYXJjY
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• United States
25 Sep 07
I posted about her as well. That is so sad that people would think anyone serves that.