Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Taser what what!

I woke up this morning and briefly read about a student who was hit with a Taser gun for asking some pointed questions to John Kerry. This absolutely apalls me. Putting politics aside, there were many ways that this student could have been supressed without arresting him and without using force. I identify with this fellow because just a few months ago, it could have been me, as I was protesting Norman Finkelstein's visit to Penn. Thankfully, Penn has open expression guidelines, that when followed correctly, enable students to protest against speakers while not causing an event to be ruined. May an incident like this never again result in such a blatant misuse of force!

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