(Updated) "Don't Tase Me Bro"
2:09 PM, Sep 18, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Michelle Malkin has the most comprehensive coverage of the taser incident at the University of Florida.
And here's Kerry's statement:
I don't know how Kerry could have missed the shouts of "don't tase me bro," but I'm not sure what his response should have been anyway. It's the university's responsibility to maintain order, and Kerry was probably wise to keep his distance from the whole thing--plus the kid was heckling him, so why not let him take his lumps. Now the Huffington Post is calling for the arresting officers to be thrown in jail, which only reinforces my sense that this was a clean shoot.
What really stands out is his pathetic wailing when the cops tase him. I've been tased before, the company's PR reps hooked me up for a three second jolt at our offices one day and it wasn't that bad.
Update: I've been swayed by one of my more thoughtful colleagues that this is "terrible police work." Meyers is clearly an unstable guy, but the police should have found a way to deescalate the situation. Still, once you go resisting arrest, you can't expect a whole lot of restraint from the cops.