Talk:University of Florida Taser incident

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Andrew Meyer's Intended Text Was Censored[edit]

Andrew Meyer's intended text was censored from Wikipedia. It should be restored. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.168.24.114 (talk) 09:47, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Who was the camera given to?[edit]

One part of the article states: Meyer then handed his camera to the woman who was standing in front of him in line and requested that she record him.

Another states: Meyer brought a video camera to the forum and gave it to Clarissa Jessup, the young woman who was next in line to ask a question

Which is it? Surely she was "next in line" or perhaps "behind him in line" because otherwise he wouldn't have been eligible to ask the next question. Am I missing something? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.215.101.130 (talk) 17:54, 13 September 2011 (UTC)


He wasn't the next in line to ask a question. There were a few people ahead of him. that is part of what got him in trouble. He grabbed a mic while another student was asking what had been announced to be the last question of the day, and Meyer still had a few people ahead of him in line. They only allowed him time at the mic because Kerry requested it when he the University Police and ACCENT representatives struggling to make Meyer leave the first time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.219.62.88 (talk) 17:32, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Rename?[edit]

I'm not confident enough to call an RM at this point, but we may want to explore moving this article to Don't tase me, bro. The phrase is bolded in the lede as a title would be, and "University of Florida Taser incident" is purely a descriptive phrase not commonly used by other sources. I'm not sure this is an appropriate use of WP:NDESC. "Don't tase me, bro" seems to be a WP:COMMONNAME for the incident, but I don't know if it's an appropriate name for the incident as a whole. Compare to You didn't build that and Tear down this wall! --BDD (talk) 00:31, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

illegal arrest?[edit]

Were their charges of illegal arrest and unlawful detention of Andrew Meyer? --41.151.101.197 (talk) 10:19, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Proceeds of Crime and "apology"[edit]

Has there been any discussion on whether it is legal for Meyer to have trademarked and profited from his slogan? The only reason it's famous (and profitable) is because of his resisting arrest and violence towards the police officers. Under Florida or US law can he seriously retain the proceeds from his t-shirts, book, rap remix etc?

Also, is there a full text of his written apologies anywhere? Might serve to balance some of the emotional hyperbole in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.170.85.75 (talk) 01:40, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

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Requested move 20 September 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. Withdrawn by requester. (closed by non-admin page mover)Zawl 12:23, 26 September 2017 (UTC)


University of Florida Taser incidentUniversity of Florida taser incident – lower case fix Randy Kryn (talk) 23:59, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

This is a contested technical request (permalink). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:09, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Taser is a proper noun and most sources, including those in the article, capitalize the term within running prose. This is consistent with our article titled UCLA Taser incident as well. This move should be discussed.--John Cline (talk) 04:36, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  • It is well on the way to becoming a genericized tradename; compare linoleum. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:09, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose move per the aforementioned UCLA Taser incident.  ONR  (talk)  05:23, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Neutral as nominator, I didn't realize Taser is a proper noun. Would support naming the page Don't tase me, bro as a more recognizable descriptor of the event. Randy Kryn (talk) 09:58, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  • It's a trademark, not a proper noun. Dicklyon (talk) 00:39, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
    • Dicklyon, how would that affect this RM, can a trademark be lower-cased (normally, sometimes, often)? If it is a well-known product, such as this one, does that make it beyond the scope of Wikipedia changing its common name (which seems to be upper-cased). Thanks. And again, that can be irrelevant to this discussion if the real common name for this event, "Don't tase me, bro" (which is already a redirect), were to replace it. Randy Kryn (talk) 00:48, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
      Taser is a trademark, so we cap it. Tase is not. Dicklyon (talk) 02:02, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
      • So this RM should be closed, and I'll withdraw the request. Would editors want to start a new RM on the tase quote or just leave it as is? Randy Kryn (talk) 02:11, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

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