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Tuesday arrestee, needs witnesses!

Arrestee from tuesday march, arrested at 3rd and Madison, needs witnesses!
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 ( dylanloveseggplant@yahoo.com).
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,

dylan
you're screwed 31.Mar.2003 00:57

some guy

Dylan,

You're pretty much screwed. Since you were jaywalking, and the officer wished to issue you a citation, that police officer has the right to obtain your name, date of birth, and any other information necessary to complete the citation. Your best bet is to get a lawyer and plead it down to something that won't cost you $2500.

mE

hey some guy... 31.Mar.2003 01:14

some other guy

what kinda fucking advice is that? the kid got harassed by a bike cop: have you ever gotten a ticket for jaywalking? no one in portland has, i suspect, unless they were involved in something political.

It's a bullshit charge, done to keep people from expressing their political views, and no one should plead guilty to that.

"the refusal lies... in the failure to obey," said the videotape. That Ossifer is guilty of failing grammar school.

Oh well,"eggplant" 31.Mar.2003 09:40

trooper

I am an attorney and the problem is that Dylan was interfering with a P.O. when he refused to give pertinent information to the officer for the purposes of issuing a citation. It doesn't matter whether you think that it is a bullshit law or not. The fact remains that it is a law and the dumbass broke it in front of a cop. Maybe next time the little anarchist prick should stay home instead of being downtown protesting something that he has no clue about. By the way, most judges in Multnomah county will fine him the full amount

hey dumbass 31.Mar.2003 09:44

trooper

I am an attorney and regardless of whether you think that it is a bullshit law or not, you broke it in front of a cop and then interfered by refusing to give your date of birth, information that is pertinent to the issuance of a citation. Perhaps your stupid ass should not have been downtown in the first place. And by the way, Multnomah county judges will fine you the full amount
Why the goggles and bandana? Are you really that much of a chickenshit?

Hey, this isn't the courtroom 31.Mar.2003 10:46

A

Hello everyone especially the aggro attorney,

Dunno about you all, but I didn't notice the poster ever saying he was jaywalking. Seems like he probably would have been charged with jaywalking if he had been. I was down there at the time, I think people pretty fucking well knew to stop crossing the street as soon as the "white person" signal went away, cause they were picking people off all day for being a half-second late stepping on the curb.

So, until the poster actually says he was jaywalking, I'd assume he wasn't. That the cop asked to talk to him, then demanded identifying information without explaining what it was for, and that the poster believed he was at a "detainment" level interaction and had the right to refuse. They weren't issuing citations that day, people, they were arresting. The cop wasn't getting his information to write some citation, I don't know what the fuck he was doing, but he seemed to pull a charge out of his ass because the poster didn't feel like talking to him.

Hey, this isn't the courtroom 31.Mar.2003 11:10

A

Hello everyone especially the aggro attorney,

Dunno about you all, but I didn't notice the poster ever saying he was jaywalking. Seems like he probably would have been charged with jaywalking if he had been. I was down there at the time, I think people pretty fucking well knew to stop crossing the street as soon as the "white person" signal went away, cause they were picking people off all day for being a half-second late stepping on the curb.

So, until the poster actually says he was jaywalking, I'd assume he wasn't. That the cop asked to talk to him, then demanded identifying information without explaining what it was for, and that the poster believed he was at a "detainment" level interaction and had the right to refuse. They weren't issuing citations that day, people, they were arresting. The cop wasn't getting his information to write some citation, I don't know what the fuck he was doing, but he seemed to pull a charge out of his ass because the poster didn't feel like talking to him.

You play......you pay 31.Mar.2003 16:53

Social Activist

How dare you complain about being arrested! You should be proud to be a part of such a large group affecting change. Follow through with your assertions and tell the judge to go to hell while ripping up the citation.

Everyone on this site is doing everything they can to keep the status quo in Iraq. You are out in the streets giving hope to an evil dictator who cuts people's tongues out and you are complaining about a $2,500 ticket? Maybe you should spend some time living in the dictatorships you are so busy protecting?

All the facts 01.Apr.2003 20:22

CAG

Were Dylan and the others being cited? Do we know that's the case? Or were they simply asked for ID (for which there is no standard ID). Being asked for ID is not the same as identifying oneself for the purposes of investigating a crime, a DOB for filling out a citation is a different matter. We don't have to carry any 'ID.' We have to have driver's licenses if we are driving but that an ORS.
The point has been lost. The officers' purpose seemed to be to intimidate the person, to use force and arrest the person. Was that really warrented? Probably not. This is an organizational pattern of disregard for individuals who are in opposition to the war, who are dissenting. There also seems to be a pattern of selective enforcement. While one might question the amature judgement of those who chose not to produce ID, I really question the professional judgement of the officers involved. Judgement like those who respond to the call from a mental health facility about a patient they are unable to control, and the police arrive unprepaired and surprised that the person is having a psychotic break... so they kill him, and then the chief gives them an awards.