10/30/07 - MEYER APOLOGIZES FOR HIS ACTIONS, ADMITS GUILT - alligator.org/articles/2007/10/30/news/campus/meyer.txt
10/27/07 - OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND REPORT FINDS MEYER HANDLED RESPONSIBLY.: http://www.president.ufl.edu/incident/
New Video - The Final Word on Meyer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVA9tE44-Hw
A list of the UF rules that Meyer broke:
Meyer admits the police were right video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KpcH2Krn630
Meyer says in police report that the police "didn't do anything wrong": http://www.starbanner.com/article/20070918/NEWS/70918007/1053/BREAKING_NEWS
Eyewitness testimony against Meyer and his actions by UF students (search for " Tyler Antar "): http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/17/student-tasered-at-john-kerry-forum/
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8w-WPp_fZ8
Meyer is a known attention-seeker:
Article on the subject:
Another clear video of the guy. Watch this to get a full idea of what the guy was doing to get escorted out. And watch as he resists arrest again and has the situation explained to him.
The full event on Youtube:
Please watch this to see the man's disregard for other speakers' questions. See how he willingly takes up the time set aside for other people to be answered by Mr. Kerry?
I've learned the guy forced his way to the podium initially after being told there was no more room for questions, against the will of the security there, and was only allowed to talk because Kerry allowed it. That's why the police were there initially from the start, he basically broke in to the forum and forced his way to the speaking podium.
Also, Kerry answered the guy's question, just as he was being tasered. So the people around him had the question fairly answered, but the guy wasn't interested in participating and peacefully having his question answered. He was just interested in causing a scene on and off the premises. He's clearly out of his mind with paranoia, if you watch the NBC 6 video.
So I ask you: Society doesn't need order? Society just needs protection of personal rights where they do not apply on private property? People should be allowed to refuse to yield the floor peaceably? They should be allowed to overpower the rules and infringe on the speaking rights of other citizens gathered at a forum?
He could have had his answers and eaten his cake. But he wanted to cause a scene. These people feed off creating scenes like this; I'm sure he felt like he was in a candy shop when they decided to escort him out. "My big chance to be a star in the fight against the phantasms of paranoia!" He instantly reacts to the situation and misinterprets it in totality.
"HELP! HELP!" is asking for people to stand up and take action against the police. How do you stop the police in this situation? With violence. He was inciting a riot.
This is the same as yelling "Fire!" in a privately owned theater, which is what this school auditorium is. This is inexcusable behavior in any situation.
Give me a break.
And adding on once again:
"Seems that Andrew Meyer is known around campus as someone who will do outrageous things to garner attention. For example, when the last in the series of Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in July, Meyer made a poster with "Harry Potter Dies" written on it. He stood at the corner of a busy intersection in Gainesville with his sign and a copy of the book, taunting drivers by giving away the surprise ending. From the video shown few motorists found such a disclosure funny, and even the driver of a passing sheriff's car yelled "shame" to this attention grabber."
So we have a verified past of attention seeking. This was just one more step in this guys life to get attention and to cause a scene. I don't really know what to say, other than it's pretty shameful to incite trouble for attention. I think he freaked out when he saw what was happening and what his actions were getting him into. Too little, too late, Mr. Meyer.
Update: Eyewitness testimony:"However, while Senator Kerry was responding to a student's question, all of a sudden Meyer rushed to the microphone with cops in pursuit. At that point no one knew what was going on. Could he have a gun, a bomb?" - UF student Tyler Antar
Refer to the links at the top of the page for more.
I don't approve comments that have no point, are just personal attacks, or that have points I covered in replies previously.