Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Utter disgust

I first heard about the student getting tased at the Kerry speech while driving to work. The radio station played audio from the video. Whatever you may think about the behavior of the student, the behavior of the police just disgusts me.

After watching the video tonight, I'm even more sickened. Why does the female police officer immediately draw a weapon when there was no visible threat? Why was the man tased when he was already on the ground with at least 4 officers over him? If they can't control one man without using a weapon then they need to return to police academy!

And perhaps most disturbing of all is that no one tried to intervene. I am least surprised by the behavior of John Kerry, who did not intervene, since it was important that he answer the man's question. Of course the man probably didn't hear it.