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September 17, 2007

Video: Questioner Arrested, Tasered At Kerry Q&A

"What did I do?" he wants to know. It's a fair question.

Boy, that security team sure was in a wicked hurry to lay hands on someone disrespecting a Democrat, weren't they?

Meanwhile protesters are allowed to menace and charge conservative speakers at will.

In fairness, he seems to have hogged the mic for a while.

The guy carries on like a bitch, and I sure hope he's not one of ours (he seems to be Truther-ish), but still, the alacrity with which campus security jumps to protect a Democrats' dignity is surprising. Couldn't they have just turned off the mic and ignored him?

Don't expect to see this make the news. Only Republicans are complicit in the Ill Winds Chilling Dissent.

[Update2 - PA]
JackStraw found the Kos diary entry I suspected would appear. There's an online poll at that diary entry too. 419 votes as of this update, 83% saying the cops were out of line and in need of a tune up more than the tased dude was. I voted for the cops being over the line too. The diarist claims to have known this guy living a few doors down from him in a dorm and that he was a nut about the 04' election. But being a nut and spouting off inconvenient questions doesn't strike me as tase worthy. The crowd in general was not getting ugly to the point where they were hollering at the guy to sit down and shut up in ernest - this is telling. Damn, I hate it when I have to align with a Kos poster...

The Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Orlando Sentinel, Fox News, and Gainesville Sun are reporting. This dude's fortune cookie says "you are about to come into a lot of money".

[Older updates below the fold]


[Update - PA]

Apparently the guy was a raging moonbat
upset that Kerry didn't contest the 04' election results and demanding to know why impeachment proceeding haven't progressed any further.

I expect the nutroots crowd will be flipping out over this any time now. It certainly looked pretty heavy handed, and the Johnmeister did little to help deescalate it.

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