Of course most americans are so de-sensitized already, I dont doubt a skinny geeky student could be carried off, pinned then tasered for daring to ask insensititive questions of a poltical figure and not stop speaking when asked at a university open forum. And most people wouldnt care, in fact the bystanders would just look on passivly.
First off that guy that got tasered, that to me was on the border of should I taser him or shouldn't I. Personally I would have zapped him 2-3 times but that is also why I am not a cop. He should have asked his ? and shut the fuck up like everyone else, he shouldnt have rambled on like a drunk GW. He was there to start problems not ask questions.
As for the article ya that is fucked up. Think the next time I fly some pron mags and a wet 12 inch double dong will be waiting for the guys looking through my stuff.
Whether you like the guy or agree with him, I still think its a sad day when a non-threatening person can be pinned and tazered for wielding only a book and words. Tazering is extremely unhealthy for the victim.
I could have understood it, maybe if it was Hulk Hogan and he had started throwing punches, but this kid was just loud.
From the reaction you would have thought he was weilding a deadly weapon, not a book. I found it downright opressive. Another thing to keep in mind, was the location. It was a University campus. If you cant speak your mind to a politician on your own campus at a public forum without fear of bodily harm from the authorities then when and where can you do so?
It doesnt matter what location your at. If you are making a public nuisance and are asked to leave and you dont you will be removed. If you put up a fight they have the right to subdue you and remove you. You can see in the video they ask several times for him to step down. When he didnt they tried to lead him out. At one point the big black dude picked him up to carry him out. Then he put up more of a fight and ended up on the ground. Then he would not listen to the order from the police. Then he was tasered.
As for tasers being unhealthy I would pick it over a billy club to the head.
This was like a episode of Cops without the nudity.
I have a bother in-law that was a cop for 30 years and he loved tasers when they came out. It helped take down dumbasses with out having to beat them into submision.