At a Monday afternoon University of Florida town hall event featuring John Kerry, a journalism student was Tasered by campus cops for asking a controversial question from the open mike. (Actually, it wasn't all that controversial. See the story for details.)
Appalling. But no longer surprising. Free speech ceased as a civil right when our current dictator-in-chief put his hand on the Bible and was sworn in on January 20, 2001.
When dopey Dubya came to the nearby campus in 2004, nobody who wasn't a true believer was allowed into the Coliseum. A "free speech zone" was set up blocks away from the event for protesters, lest the Prez even have to lay his beady eyes on people who didn't worship him.
Now that was appalling.
But not at all surprising.