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the threat of a book and police violence

September 24th, 2007 by isaac · 1 Comment

I imagine that I’m a latecomer to this bit of news, but I thought I’d share it here for those who are like me—with their head in the sand most of the time.

Last week during a Q & A time with presidential candidate John Kerry at the University of Florida, a student was violently forced from the event. It’s absolutely crazy. Sure, the guy seemed a bit annoying, and his questions were a bit long-winded. But such violent repression?... and sending painful electronic currents through his body while pinning him to the floor? Who knew words could be so threatening to those with power…

It’s also completely absurd to see a student, armed with a book, come across so threatening to a police force. It’s also completely absurd to see the crowd, and John Kerry, simply allow the violence to happen right in front of their eyes without stirring from their seats.

Check out the videos here.

Tags: current events

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 cynthia // Sep 26, 2007 at 9:57 am

    the most shocking thing to me is that, not only are the onlookers just watching, some of them are laughing. What happened to the freedoms that so many americans brag about?