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Freedom of Speech Not Welcome at University of Florida; Student Tasered at John Kerry Forum


A University of Florida student, Andrew Meyer, was tasered during the Q&A period of a John Kerry Town Hall Meeting on the University's campus. Meyer was obviously trying to make a point when questioning Kerry about membership in the secret society "Skull and Bones" and citing the disenfranchisement of Black voters but what transpired when the campus police officers stepped in was nothing short of unbelievable.

See for yourself in the video below. Be sure to read the article and comments from the UF student newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator.


updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2007

UF student Tasered at Kerry forum

By KIM WILMATH, Alligator Writer

A UF student was shot with a Taser gun, arrested and charged with a felony Monday because police said he started a riot during Sen. John Kerry's on-campus speech.

Andrew Meyer, a telecommunication senior and former Alligator columnist, was charged with a third-degree felony for resisting arrest with violence, according to a University Police Department report.

A third-degree felony could mean up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, according to a UF Web site.

Meyer attempted to ask Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, about his involvement in Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University, at the end of the speech's question-and-answer session. [Continue reading…]