Sunday, September 23, 2007

Oh shut up McCollum!

Recently Attorney General Bill McCollum uttered this fine mess of a statement:

"Every single day police and and sheriff's deputies in our state put their life on the line for us and we should be aware that by far and aware most of these officers are extraordinarily careful in what they do ... On the other hand, the day before yesterday, when this instance occurred, I think most of us think that presumably this was excessive force and it needs to be investigated. Free speech is important in our country."


WTF?

You'd think as the states's top law enforcement officer McCollum would know to reserve judgment till the investigation is over.

Ok Mr. McCollum maybe you don't get it, but many of us do. Andrew "Don't Tase Me, Bro" Meyer's first amendment rights were not violated. The forum was over, he forced his way to the podium and demanded he be heard, the Senator said ok, then Meyer proceeded on a God-knows-how-long-it-would-have-been-if-nobody-had-turned-off-his-microphone diatribe until finally the ACCENT student speakers bureau had enough of his rudeness and vulgarity and cut off his mike, the police attempted to remove him--peacefully and without harm I might add.

And THAT is when Mr. Meyer felt the need to make a scene. And THAT is when they tasered him, with one hand in cuffs, NOT two, while he kicked and screamed and made an ass of himself and disrupted a University sponsored event.

This had nothing to do with free speech, but of course McCollum knows that, he's just pandering for votes in the next election, that's all.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/25/2007

    Jessica, from visiting your site I can tell that you are thoughtful and a good writer. But please take out a stop watch and time what you describe as Andrew Meyer's "diatribe". Even with his taking time to set up the premise of his 3 part question HE only speaks for ONE MINUTE AND 20 SECONDS once you delete the time he spends distracted by/dealing with the interruption by the policewoman.

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  2. Rebecca9/29/2007

    Jess,
    Isn't it funny how all the cowards remain anonymous? Obviously the person who wrote you above is a friend of the "diatribe.." and for fun plays the as he/she calls it "one minute twenty second " u-tube footage he/she taped for him...
    and that it had to have taken 20 minutes for the evil police officer to hurry the poor kid along and help him remember why he was up there in the 1st place..to make an ass of himself.
    By the way..the footage of the entire incident was 5 minutes of agony...
    Maybe he/she needs to stay anonymous because what they write to you is filth and stupidity.

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  3. But please take out a stop watch and time what you describe as Andrew Meyer's "diatribe". Even with his taking time to set up the premise of his 3 part question HE only speaks for ONE MINUTE AND 20 SECONDS once you delete the time he spends distracted by/dealing with the interruption by the policewoman.


    Well I hardly have time to watch the video AGAIN, I think once or twice is quite enough and I don't have time to begin watching the clock and deleting scenes. All I know is that I think they were in the right, he was in the wrong.

    Nuff said :)

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