Originally Posted by deathrattle
I saw the event covered on several different channels none of which change my view.
Does not this extract from your own source adequately sum-up the situation?
"In a news release sent out after the event, UPD officials said Meyer had been "partially" handcuffed before the Tasing. Holcomb said "partial" handcuffing implies only one hand was cuffed, adding that it would be "atypical" to use a Taser on someone who was fully cuffed.
As Meyer was escorted away, he was followed by several students, including Matthew Howland, 20. Howland, a UF senior who said he didn't know Meyer, said he was "appalled" by the way UPD officers handled the situation. Howland acknowledged that Meyer had acted inappropriately by "rushing" the microphone and forcing a question on Kerry.
"It's a perfect example of when officers take something to a level that is not necessary," he said. "The officers escalated that situation."
Are you familiar with the saying that 'there are none so blind as those who wish not to see' ?
I read the article and I see the picture for what its worth. The two female officers are not strong enough to handle this kid. Second, they had too many officers trying to arrest one person. Anymore than three officers and it becomes harder to arrest a subject.
That being said, the idividual broke the law as soon as he started wailing his arms and pulling away from the officers who were trying to escort this pin head out of the auditorium.
Did he deserve to be tased? ABSOFUCKINGLUTLY!
He was warned if he didnt comply that he was going to be tased, he refused and got what he had coming to him. He made this what it was, if he had just walked out, nothing would have happend. He was looking for the reponse he got by his own actions.
I myself have peppersprayed a person for not complying. Would I do it again, in a heartbeat.
My situation was a bit different as I didnt have any back up and was in a foot pusuit with a guy who stole a car. I got him to the ground but he refused to put his hands behind his back while he was lying face down in the grass. I picked up his head by the back of his hair and let the pepper spray fly. He complied after that.
And on top of that, a taser doesnt cause any injury, alot of pain(I have been hit by them before) yes, but no injury. There are many times when a person refuses to place their arms behind their backs, it will then be forced, often times resulting in strains or worse.
I understand we have different views, but this is how I see it.