A revealing, and disturbing account of the unprecedented actions taken by the University of Colorado at Boulder administration, on 4/20 2012; containing actual footage through the perspective of a student who filmed his day, and ultimately was arrested with two other students for peacefully standing on the grass in front of their public university's library. The charges: TRESPASSING.Read more »
By now, most people have probably heard about George Clooney's arrest on Friday, March 16, outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC. In addition to Clooney, several others were arrested, including his father Nick Clooney, Martin Luther King III, the president of the NAACP and several members of Congress (Al Green, Jim McGovern, Jim Moran and John Olver). These men were joined in protest by a reported crowd of roughly 100 people.Read more »
A day of boisterous protests over cuts to higher education that included thousands of students swarming the state Capitol ended with dozens of arrests after demonstrators refused to leave the building. Authorities on Monday evening arrested 68 people, most of whom will be charged with trespassing, the California Highway Patrol said.Read more »
In addition to shutting down Twitter and BlackBerry messaging during civil disturbances, the government is suggesting rioters be sprayed with dye. The technique is designed to identify large numbers of people attending political rallies, not looters and vandals mixed in larger crowds of bystanders and others not engaged in criminal behavior.Read more »
Protesters wrote "anti-police" slogans with chalk on the city's police station Saturday, leading to eight arrests, police said. The fire department hours later hosed off the colored chalk that police considered "graffiti". - (Note: Quotation marks showing skepticism added by me. ~Deslock Darkstar)Read more »
Brazil arrest six at freedom of expression rally to legalize pot.Read more »
From ABC News:
Prosecutions Draw Attention to Influence of Witness Videos --- Arrests are becoming more common along with the proliferation of portable video cameras and cell-phone recorders. Videos of alleged police misconduct have become hot items on the Internet.
Hollywood's superhero community buzzed after Batman's arrest Wednesday, just days after Spiderman, Cat Woman and at least a dozen others were taken into custody by Los Angeles police.
It's part of a police crackdown on unlicensed costumed characters who pose for photos with tourists near Grauman's Chinese Theatre while hoping for -- but not demanding -- small tips.
"Several Marylanders face felony charges for recording their arrests on camera, and others have been intimidated to shut their cameras off" -- A common topic on FTL (which proves that liberty ideas are ahead of the curve), but here is an update....Read more »
New York, NY: City police made over 46,000 arrests in 2009 for marijuana possession in public, according to statistics from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and analyzed by Queens College sociologist Harry Levine. The annual arrest total is the second highest in the city’s history, and is up over 4,600 percent from 1990, when police reported fewer than 1,000 pot arrests.Read more »
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