AP blames the victim, Kerry turns his back

Profile in courage:
“Whatever happened, the police had a reason, had made their decision that there was something they needed to do. Then it’s a law enforcement issue, not mine,” [Kerry] told The Associated Press in Washington.
Student Arrested, Tasered at Kerry Event
By TRAVIS REED, Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
(09-18) 15:57 PDT Gainesville, Fla. (AP) —
Video of police Tasering a persistent questioner of Sen. John Kerry became an Internet and TV sensation Tuesday, generating fierce debate about free speech and the motives of the college student involved — a known prankster who often posts practical jokes online.
University of Florida President Bernie Machen said Monday’s takedown, in which the student loudly yelled, “Don’t Tase me, bro!” was “regretful.” He asked for a state probe of campus police actions and placed two officers on leave.
The student in the middle of it all, 21-year-old Andrew Meyer, had no comment after he was released on his recognizance on various charges following a night in jail.

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