Here’s another video of the Tasering of the Florida student and its aftermath. Still looking for a video that shows the entirety of the remarks made by student Andrew W. Meyer.
Sen. John Kerry issued the following statement today, in response to the arrest and Tasering of a student at the University of Florida.
“In 37 years of public appearances, through wars, protests and highly emotional events, I have never had a dialogue end this way. I believe I could have handled the situation without interruption, but I do not know what warnings or other exchanges transpired between the young man and the police prior to his barging to the front of the line and their intervention. I asked the police to allow me to answer the question and was in the process of responding when he was taken into custody. I was not aware that a taser was used until after I left the building. I hope that neither the student nor any of the police were injured. I regret enormously that a good healthy discussion was interrupted.”