The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good [people] to do nothing.On the drive in this morning, I heard about some kid at a John Kerry event getting hit with a taser by police and thought to myself, "I bet he threatened the senator somehow." Well, after seeing three different versions of what transpired, I was wrong and I'm incensed at how this situation was handled.
Andrew Meyer acted like a jerk at a university event by barging to the head of the microphone line, as if that's never happened before. Kerry said he'd answer the question as five or six campus cops attempted to escort the struggling student out. Since when does assholery justify police action? Unfortunately, we have no idea what transpired prior to Meyer taking the mic. In any case, apparently five or six officers cannot handle one kid without whipping out a taser. And that's crap.
John Kerry's lack of leadership clearly showed here (don't get me wrong, I'm certainly no supporter of the current administration). Also clear is that the University of Florida Police are not be trusted, but feared. But probably the clearest message of all was that the students of the University of Florida attending the event don't give a damn about authority being taken too far even when it's right there in front of them.