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Social Injustice? or just Public Concensus

Was the tasering of Andrew Meyers by police at the University of Florida actually a violation of Andrew's 1st Amendment rights? or was it just understood to be as such by the general public?
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Robert Rodgers

on 22 April 2010

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Social Injustice? or Public Consensus? Was the tasering of Andrew Meyers by police at the University of Florida truly a violent breach of Andrew's 1st Amendment rights? or was it just understood to be as such by the general public? What Happened? Q&A with John Kerry at UF Meyer asked Kerry a few valid questions but
exeeds the 1 minute time limit. Meyer's mike was eventually turned off He continued anyway. Police try to escort him out, He resists. The police subdue Meyer using a taser. Was Freedom of Speech Being Violated? Public figures begin to question why a student was tased for asking a few strange questions. Many were outraged that despite being surrounded by nineteen police officers he was subdued via taser instead of them just slapping cuffs on him. His Freedom of Speech protects and permits him to say most anything he desires. Couldn't he have been restrained without a taser? Meyer was approached by the police because he was creating a disturbance. The True Argument: He was only asking some questions... Police brutality, anyone? What is the protocol for use of force? Did the officers follow that protocol? Tasers > Clubs?
Clubs > Tasers? Is the protocol wrong? Why was security involved in the first place? Where was the moderator? Why was cutting off his mike not enough? The question of excess might not relate to the level of force used by police, but why the police were involved at all.
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