﻿Tuesday arrestee, needs witnesses!
I was arrested at the Tuesday sidewalk march, sometime between 2 and 2:30pm, on the crosswalk at SW 3rd and Madison, about 15 minutes after the crowd was peppersprayed at 3rd and Washington, as we were going back to Terry Shrunk Plaza. I was in all black, with goggles, bandana over lower face, black bike helmet, green army backpack. If you saw me get arrested
please contact me ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
The irony is that I was arrested by the same bike cop to whom i had been ranting earlier. "Normally people jaywalk all the time, even in front of the police. Suppose that you started enforcing the jaywalking laws, but only against Black people: would you really be able to say that you were arresting them for 'jaywalking?' Today you aren't really arresting people for jaywalking, you are arresting them for enjoying (!) their freedom of speech. Is that what you became a cop for? To arrest people for unpopular speech?" An hour later, he singled me out of the group crossing the street, saying that he "needed to speak with me."
I gave my name, but refused to give my date of birth. For this, i was arrested and charged with "interfering with the police," which carries a fine of $2500. If you saw my arrest, again, please contact me! Jaywalking? Maybe. "Interfering with the po'po?" Not to my knowledge. Please help me prove it.
Thanks a bunch,