posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 03:26 PM
The police report greatly conflicts with the video recording of Meyer's question, and the altercation afterwards leading to Meyer's tasing and
arrest. The report includes multiple separate statements written by the various officers involved in the arrest, apparently written before they knew
of or saw video tapes of the incident. I call upon others to compare these statements with the video and provide their assessment, but it appears to
me that the officers got together to concoct a story to justify their actions.
The most important time period is that leading up to the two officers grabbing Meyer, when he allegedly was "creating a disturbance" and "inciting
a riot," according to the police. The video (youtube) begins with Kerry speaking, apparently answering an earlier question, and he then points to
Meyer at the podium and says "sir." Meyer begins at time=10 seconds on the video by politely thanking Kerry for his time. At t=20 seconds, Meyers
begins providing factual background for his questions. He does not scream or shout, as the police report -- he is merely animated; his tone is
pleasant. At t=40 seconds, an officer comes directly next to him interrupts Meyer, who for the first time become annoyed and agitated, and snaps at
the officer "I'll ask my question, thank you very much." This is after only 30 seconds, 10 of which were spent on thanking Kerry for speaking. I
could not tell what the officer said, but she continues to argue with him to stop. He continues to rebuke her and at t=55 seconds she acquiesces and
Meyer continues speaking, reaching his first question at t=75 seconds. That's 65 seconds into his time, with 10 seconds spent on thanking Kerry, and
15 seconds spent arguing with the officer to allow him to continue (i.e., 40 seconds of asking his question). Meyer does not, however, let Kerry
answer his first question, and continues to ask his multi-part question, but his tone returns to the animated and pleasant tone he began with. By
t=90 seconds, Meyer has asked four questions without letting Kerry answer, although Kerry does communcate a few words throughout Meyer's speech. His
fourth question includes the word "blowjob," referring to the act that caused the House to impeach Pres. Clinton. At t=100 seconds, Meyer asks a
fifth question about Kerry's membership in Skull and Bones, and the microphone is then cut off. This is now 90 seconds after he began to speak, or
75 seconds if we discount his thank you and the interruption. Meyer then sarcastically says "thank you for cutting my mic," and at t=103, two
officers -- without saying a word -- grab Meyer's arm and back to pull him away from the podium. As the officers grab Meyer, Kerry says "I'm
sorry, let me answer his question begins to answer the question, " but the officers ignore him and continue to grab and pull him. Kerry repeatedly
attempts to answer the questions, which he refers to as "important questions." Kerry continues answering the questions throughout the incident,
including when tased by the police (t=189).
During the 86-second period in which police man-handled Meyer to the back of the room, Meyer never once pushed, kicked, hit or lifted up any of the
officers, as they claimed in the police report. He merely tried to free himself from their grasp so he could listen to Kerry's response to his
questions. One early moment (t=115) is particularly telling in which Meyer says "get off me" to the police while raising both arms vertically after
momentarily freeing himself from the two officers' clutches.
At no time did the officers back off and allow Meyer to regain his composure. At no time did the officers try to talk or reason with Meyer without
man-handling him. At no time did Meyer threaten anyone. At no time did Kerry indicate he wanted Meyer to stop talking or leave, and Kerry
communicated his desire for the police to allow Meyer to listen to his answer.