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What Did I Do?

What Did I Do?

Last month, a University of Florida student was arrested during a forum with John Kerry while asking if he and Bush were members of the secret society Skull and Bones at Yale University.

While struggling with about -six- police officers when they tried to remove him from the session, he was Tasered and sent to jail. Police recommended charges of resisting arrest with violence, a felony, disturbing the peace and interfering with school administrative functions.

He asked for help, but most of the audience sat quietly while watching the absurd and abusive dispute.

Originally from
ReBlogged by karol de rueda on Oct 5, 2007 at 05:54 PM Posted by karol de rueda on Oct 5, 2007 at 05:54 PM

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As a regular FABRICA reader and University of Florida student, I feel it important to share the tone of the community since the horrific events.

For the week of the incident everything seemed out of control on campus. Nobody felt safe or secure. How could we trust the police and school administration if their judgment is so incredibly skewed? There were matches, sit-ins, and press conferences. One could see media trucks all over campus. The student response was fierce. Despite the global attention there has been little difference in the Gainesville community. Two of the six officers were places on paid leave, while the situation is "investigated". Many students doubt anything will ever be done. It seems UF response is more about control, then education and a stronger, smarted community.

In a way we have been punished for the offensive and outrageous actions of out police. Next Thursday, Dr. Kevorkian, controversial for physical-assisted suicide, was scheduled to speak. Several thousand were expected for attendance. Since the taser incident, the event was canceled, so that the school may investigate and implement proper protocol. It is a shame that our university continues to breeds fear rather then knowledge.

Posted by: Jennifer at 05.10.2007 08:04 PM


at the time of the incident, they showed clips of it on Fox News and NBC... but they edited out his question. They just showed him resisting arrest and becoming agressive. Go team Murdoch!

Posted by: anna at 06.10.2007 04:24 AM



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