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When Questions Lead to Tasering

September 19, 2007
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Hat tip to Edo who posted the msnbc report on his own blog.  Edo’s post may not exactly be eloquent when it comes to this subject but who could blame him?  While you’re there read some of his writtings – some good stuff there.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. eyekneekawai permalink
    September 19, 2007 8:54 pm

    weird. the action comes from a country who claim to have the freedom of speech. what an irony.

  2. Rev Manny permalink
    September 19, 2007 10:08 pm

    jesus christ… you know, i was born in a communist country… and this is just the sort of shit THEY used to do to keep down dissenters… what next? shoot college students? little red books of permitted questions?

    i swear sometimes it’s downright embarassing being an american…

    shameful… just shameful

    –m

  3. September 20, 2007 12:32 am

    couple of years ago I rejected a job offer with pay twice what I was making then just because it was in the US. I don’t regret that – not for a minute.

  4. September 20, 2007 6:44 pm

    There are two separate issues here – freedom of speech and police brutality. Some of you might be illuminated by reading and watching this account: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2007/09/witness_defends_kerry_response.html

    Considering that this guy jumped the line and interupted another person as he was 5 words into a question (which was supposed to be the last question to a lecture that was allready 30 minutes past schedule) – I wouldn’t say that his freedom of speech was infringed upon.

    There is a difference between democracy and anarchy. However – I do believe that this was an abuse of authority .. police brutality.

    I do wonder how this will compare to the UCLA taser incident though. Anyone remember how that one ended? Was anyone held accountable? punished?

  5. September 23, 2007 7:07 pm

    This incident has been so well publicized that police everywhere are under more scrutiny for their casual use of the Taser. That is a really good thing to come out of this travesty of justice and free speech.

    Ya Haqq!

  6. September 24, 2007 5:19 pm

    You’re right Irving – these taserings are getting much more publicity and hopefully they’ll become a thing of the past.

  7. Joe W permalink
    February 6, 2008 7:13 pm

    This entire event is beyond illegal. It is down right insane. What people don’t see is that the government controls everything about our lives. The police do as they want and nothing happens to them. If a cop misuses his taser, he is suspended without pay. “Oh No” If I as a citizen use a taser on someone and its not justifiable than I get arrested. It is time that the government stops giving special treatment to people who are employed by the government. No one is above the law. Aspecially some civil servent College Cop! Just because the stupid kid asked a sensitive question that the entire country deserves an have an answer to, does not make it right. If the government does not like free speech, than why did you give us that freedom in the first place. I urge all U.S citizens to read and reply to this. The government is not in place to tell us how to run our lives. They are there to serve us. “To Protect and Serve”

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