The first thing we need to understand is that the fight against police brutality has nothing to do with partisan lines -- it's asinine to think otherwise. Regrettably Bill O'Reilly and a couple other conservative entertainers have taken a hard stance on the issue of excessive force and have turned their sights on the victim and his alleged motives. Realize that tv-show hosts and other members of the media benefit from sensationalism, don't buy into their hype, it's all for ratings. While it may seem that a preponderance of those outraged by the Taser incident are on the Left do NOT be fooled. I have received a boatload of emails from conservatives alike, that are outraged and want justice -- I have the letters as proof! Liberals in the crowd may be louder, but conservatives are just as pissed!
Kudos to UF's Progress Party for standing with the students and a big thumbs-dwon to Student Body President Ryan Moseley & his Gator/Swamp Parties for standing with UPD, for their lack of concern for the student body, and for their reckless veil of neutrality on an issue that has brought about a wave of outrage amongst the electorate they are charged with representing!
Everyone has a right to their opinion, even the folks that seem to side with silencing and tasering UF Students (again this seems more of a ploy for attention than anything else). A a big thumbs-down to students I believe are contributing to an increasingly undemocratic society, a society where our civil liberties are being stripped one incident at a time:
Kenny Maskell (UF Student) - creator of Facebook Group:
"I would have tased Andrew Meyer."
Tara Overzat (UF Alum) - creator of Facebook Group:
"UFPD did the Right Thing - Andrew Meyer incident!"
Jackie Larkin (UF Alum) - creator of Facebook Group:
"I Support UPD! (aka not andrew meyer)"
My Statement to the Progress Party