Video: Don’t tape me, bro!

posted at 11:07 am on November 1, 2007 by Allahpundit

Yes, it’s him, being whisked away from the auditorium minutes after his appointment with destiny at the business end of a U of F stun gun. We’ve got the whole sequence of events on tape now, from the tasing itself to the shrieking paranoia in the lobby and now to this. The cops were obviously exaggerating a tad in their report when they claimed that his demeanor “changed completely” once he was in the squad car. That made it sound like his hysterics in the auditorium were a show he put on for the crowd; not true, as you’ll see at the beginning of this clip.

They’re pals now, though, huh? I love happy endings.

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Seemed a lot calmer to me. Think the adrenaline was still pumping, though, and I’m sure he was surprised his stunt worked so spectacularly.

RW Wacko on November 1, 2007 at 11:13 AM

I like the music playing in the cop car, a la Super Troopers.

BadgerHawk on November 1, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Did anybody see SouthPark last night?

“Don’t nuke our imagination, bro!”

Tony737 on November 1, 2007 at 11:33 AM

I’m going to head off the douches before they arrive… It is my understanding that Meyer didn’t have a “right” to be there. So save your “we’re giving up our rights” rants.

RightWinged on November 1, 2007 at 11:39 AM

“Is this Nazi Germany or America?”

What a frickin’ prick.

So this is what it means to “give him to the government” … in America.

Nazis wouldn’t have stopped at Tasers, bro.

saint kansas on November 1, 2007 at 11:50 AM

St. K., right on BRO, the NaZis would’ve conducted experiments on him without anistez … annasteez … anastiz … WHILE HE WAS AWAKE!

Tony737 on November 1, 2007 at 11:59 AM

At least he gave John Kerry some guff.

saiga on November 1, 2007 at 12:07 PM

I love the way John Kerry was such a coward through that whole thing. Litterally, all he needed to do was tell them that everything was ok and to let the young man finish his question. Once he was finished asking he could have answered the question however he wanted to and the situation would have taken care of itself. Instead, due to Kerry’s indecisiveness and cowardess we have this rediculous sequence of events. Its a good thing that man never became president.

Zetterson on November 1, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Zetterson on November 1, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Kerry, like all the libs, are calculating sacks of doo doo. He couldn’t very well stand up for the free speech rights of a jagoff that cut in line when the people he cut in on had their free speech rights violated.

Result? Say nothing. Just like Hillary does. I’m surprised Kerry didn’t find a way to blame Bush for it.

csdeven on November 1, 2007 at 12:27 PM

You should all be ashamed of yourselves and your citizenship should be revoked because if Andrew Meyer isn’t allowed to do whatever he wants anywhere at anytime it’s just another sign of the fascism of Bush’s AmeriKKKa frothrantlookame

Jim Treacher on November 1, 2007 at 12:28 PM

I’m still laughing at Don’t Stand So Close to Me playing in the background.

JDinSC on November 1, 2007 at 12:30 PM

if Andrew Meyer isn’t allowed to do whatever he wants anywhere at anytime it’s just another sign of the fascism of Bush’s AmeriKKKa frothrantlookame

Jim Treacher on November 1, 2007 at 12:28 PM

NO ONE is allowed to do whatever they want, anytime or anywhere in this country. We have laws designed to protect people (and in rare cases, to prevent them from making asses out of themselves). And it doesn’t matter who’s the Prez at the time.
The only place I know where the anytime/anyplace/anywhere theory applies is San Francisco. Move there.

RMCS_USN on November 1, 2007 at 12:47 PM

Is this guy’s 15 minutes up yet?

highhopes on November 1, 2007 at 12:53 PM

The only place I know where the anytime/anyplace/anywhere theory applies is San Francisco. Move there.

Sigh. He was being sarcastic, RM. Really obviously, too.

Allahpundit on November 1, 2007 at 12:54 PM

AP, after last night’s exchange, I wasn’t too sure. Sorry for overreacting.

RMCS_USN on November 1, 2007 at 1:02 PM

The only place I know where the anytime/anyplace/anywhere theory applies is San Francisco.

Not even there. Marines aren’t allowed to do what they want there, just for instance.

The Monster on November 1, 2007 at 2:28 PM

What is it with college students referring to themselves as “kids”? He acts like a 10 yr old.

nottakingsides on November 1, 2007 at 2:47 PM

FASCISTS!!!

Jim Treacher on November 1, 2007 at 3:18 PM

My friend put together a clip that’s quite shocking but has no account here.

We think Andrew Meyer is doing an impression of Randy Marsh when loaded into the police car. You decide.

askheaves on November 1, 2007 at 4:05 PM

What is it with college students referring to themselves as “kids”? He acts like a 10 yr old.

Plus Kerry could have spoken up and saved the “kid” but instead he galloped over Meyer’s rights like JenJis Kahn.

Stephen M on November 1, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Uploaded to youtube for easier consumption.

Andrew Meyer and Randy Marsh

askheaves on November 1, 2007 at 4:11 PM

I think this vindicates his claim that he did nothing wrong. He asked a question and wanted an answer. Kerry was going to answer the question, but too bad the questioner was being tased at the time for asking said question.

It isn’t a matter of ‘doing whatever you want whenever you want’. It is a matter of being able to ask a question during a question and answer session without fear of being tased.

If I were him I would not have thought I was doing anything wrong to be getting arrested for either. He did nothing wrong and was never told he was under arrest until after they tased him. Before they tased him they tackled him with 6 people and he said he would leave if they let him go. Then they claimed the reason he was being arrested was because he was ‘inciting a riot’.

Anyway, it’s fun to beat up on an unsympathetic college kid isn’t it? It is so America. Ya’ll are probably the same people who say that college athletes shouldn’t be heckled because they are kids.

ThackerAgency on November 1, 2007 at 4:48 PM

It isn’t a matter of ‘doing whatever you want whenever you want’. It is a matter of being able to ask a question during a question and answer session without fear of being tased.

Or answered! You should be allowed to ramble on as long as you want. What is this, Nazi Germany?

Jim Treacher on November 1, 2007 at 5:29 PM

Then they claimed the reason he was being arrested was because he was ‘inciting a riot’.

ThackerAgency on November 1, 2007 at 4:48 PM

I asked this at the end of a thread too late the other day. All due respect, TA, but isn’t yelling over and over “somebody help me” (against the police, mind you) inciting a riot? No sarcasm intended; this is a real question. Just imagine the melee and human damage on all sides that would quickly have ensued if one or two big college guys decided to start “helping” him in that situation.

Anyway, it’s fun to beat up on an unsympathetic college kid isn’t it? It is so America. Ya’ll are probably the same people who say that college athletes shouldn’t be heckled because they are kids.

Gosh :). Was that necessary? I don’t feel quite like a sadist for thinking he was wrong to jump the line–refusing others who waited their free speech–and then totally hijack the proceedings, first by asking questions he wouldn’t let John Kerry answer and then by yelling over everyone when being removed. Was tasing necessary? I don’t know. But I know he needed to be removed.

inviolet on November 1, 2007 at 5:39 PM