Monday, Mar. 29, 2010

Don't Tase Me, Bro

At a September 2007 forum with Senator John Kerry at the University of Florida, student Andrew Meyer was arrested and Tasered after loudly questioning Kerry about his ties to President George W. Bush. The video shows Meyer screaming, "What did I do?" and, more famously, "Don't Tase me, bro!" before being subdued by police. Kerry can be heard in the background, awkwardly attempting to answer the question while officers subdue Meyer in the back of the auditorium. Critics questioned the officers' tactics, and others questioned Meyer's motives. But everyone tuned in — the video has been viewed more than 4 million times.