The video clips are out showing the student who was tasered at a Kerry speech. Our complacency about this incident, or worse yet, about the case of the Texas couple arrested for wearing an anti-Bush t-shirt, says volumes about how far we've come (and where we're headed) as a nation. The police work for us to provide for our safety. People who ask questions might be annoying, but they sure in the hell don't need to be led off in handcuffs. If Kerry, who was giving the speech, was willing to answer the question, it's hard to see how the person was threatening the public.
Other bloggers on the issue:
Spidel Blog looks at the difference in media response to the Andrew Meyer story and the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. story. Much of the rightward blogosphere reaction, on the other hand, has focused on "important" aspect of Meyer's character (why this is important in a free-speech issue I know not)--his tendency to be um political and um independent (even comedic!), his unmachoness and wussy unSpartanlike academician tendencies, and his failure to immediately salute the policemen who walked up to him. Other writers decided that the whole focus should be on taser technology. (Once again, that great American belief that a new technology will be invented to keep us from ever having to face a difficult decision).