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Cops Had Right to Tase You, Bro

Cops Had Right to Tase You, Bro

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BILL WOLF (Announcer): From NPR News in New York, this is the BRYANT PARK PROJECT, with Alison Stewart and Luke Burbank.

(Soundbite of music)


This is The Bryant Park Project from NPR News, your home for news, information and today, a little nuclear waste. Sorry about that. I'm Mike Pesca, in for Luke Burbank.


And I'm Alison Stewart.

It is Thursday, October 25th.

Mr. ANDREW MEYER (Student, University of Florida): Don't tase me, bro.

STEWART: Oh, remember that guy? Andrew Meyer?

PESCA: I know that guy.

STEWART: Yeah. He was tased at the University of Florida on September 17th, I believe it was, but…

PESCA: Great days in tase history.

(Soundbite of laughter)

STEWART: But what's happened, Mike?

PESCA: Well, the authorities, the local Florida authorities investigated with the police did anything wrong, they were university police. And no, should have tased him.

STEWART: Not so much.

(Soundbite of laughter)

PESCA: I don't know if the official report said the word bro, but I think it was implied. Good job, bro.

STEWART: You should tase him, bro.

(Soundbite of laughter)


Mr. MEYER: Don't tase me, bro.

STEWART: And, you know, tase. He uses the correct form of it. Not taser…

PESCA: Right. Don't taser me, bro.

STEWART: Do you know why I know that?


STEWART: Because I download the Grammar Girl podcast every week.

(Soundbite of laughter)

PESCA: Oh, that's awesome.

STEWART: They did an entire podcast about tased versus tasered and…

PESCA: Right. I wonder if the official report referred to the tasee?

STEWART: The taseling? I don't know…

PESCA: The tasee.

(Soundbite of laughter)

PESCA: The bro, who was tased, the tasee…

STEWART: It's true the taser is actually…

PESCA: The taser, yes.

STEWART: …the now exonerated police officer, campus police officer. What's on the show, Mike?

PESCA: Well, today, we're going to be talking about the debates. This is number 847 in the series of debates. There's one going on…

STEWART: Feels like it.

PESCA: …in Iowa tonight. It's a mini debate, because only a couple of the Republican candidates are showing. And you know who else isn't showing up for these debates? The viewing public. Know why? I'll put forth my opinion: boring. We'll talk about that.

STEWART: Also coming up, we are going to talk about nuclear safety, what to do with all that nuclear waste. I almost said it like the president there. Hey. The people near Yucca Mountain aren't too happy that that might become the big, giant nuclear garbage can.

PESCA: Yeah. Between Yucca and nuclear, you said…

(Soundbite of laughter)

PESCA: Weird. Which one you've mispronounced (unintelligible)? NFL goes to U.K. This is the first time professional football has been played outside North America, second time anywhere but the U.S.A.

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