Sunday, August 29, 2004

Joshua Kinberg who was using a wireless connected "dot-matrix-chalk-streetpainter" on the back of his bike was arrested.

While taping an interview with MSNBC's Ron Reagan in Manhattan Saturday afternoon, police approached and charged him with defacing property. After showing the cops how the system worked they seemed convinced that there was no defacement. After the police radioed in, they confiscated the bike and handcuffed Joshua. When he asked what he was being charged with, the officer could not supply an answer.

Again as with the Critical Mass arrests, the higher-up decision-makers are telling the cops on the street to deal harshly with the ordinary protesters.

Torrent of the arrest is here.

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