U.F. Taser Reaction
When University of Florida student Andrew Meyer disrupted John Kerry's forum in September 2007... police reacted. University police Captain Jeff Holcomb said Meyer's aggressive actions alarmed police. Student's free speech and the police department's use of weapons on campus was in question. UF police are confident that officers know how much force is needed. They say people reacted negatively because they weren't able to find out any information right after the incident happened.
UF president Bernie Machen created a committee. A website was created for students to see exactly what will take place if this happens again. Police will keep their tasers, but will also have an organized plan to follow. Students can go to the presidents web-page for information on the Open, Orderly, and Safe Campus Act. With over 50 thousand students, this plan will embrace freedom of speech and control on campus. Brittany Soeder reports.
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