Jefferson Arrest Update

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

She is out and fine, now.

She was apparently charged with “interfering with an agency function,” which to me sounds like a catch-all they can trot out which actually means, “she pissed off a cop.”

MORE: Two things I haven’t yet mentioned — she was sober. And the Memorial is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

YET MORE: I was asked to take the video down and reedit it so it doesn’t include the names of the two people interviewed in it–because they could be witnesses. Should be back up in the next day or so.

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11 Responses to “Jefferson Arrest Update”

  1. #1 |  Dave | 

    Frankly, I’m disgusted with you. We just finished defeating the Taliban and their policy of encouraging co-ed public dancing — for you and your right not to dance. And you give it all up by dancing when you don’t have to!

    If people are dancing in the streets, the terrorists have already won.

  2. #2 |  Below The Beltway » Blog Archive » Jefferson Memorial Dance Ban Update | 

    [...] Radley Balko comes this interview with two witnesses to last night’s display of police foolishness at the [...]

  3. #3 |  Scott | 

    Will their be an encore performance of this? Because I’ll clear my schedule, set aside some bail money, purchase a video camera and invite everyone I can think of to participate.

  4. #4 |  Greg N. | 

    Brooke O.? Man, fuck that. If that’s who it is, these cops really didn’t know what they were getting themselves into.]

    Bored cops are always trouble.

  5. #5 |  FreedomSight » Blog Archive » Welcome to the Police State | 

    [...] Radley Balko writes, She was apparently charged with “interfering with an agency function,” which to me sounds like [...]

  6. #6 |  Link Roundup « Free the Jefferson 1! | 

    [...] The Agitator: So About That Tree of Liberty… and Jefferson Arrest Update [...]

  7. #7 |  Marty | 

    this needs to be at federal monuments nationwide… in St. Louis, we’ll bop around under the Arch!

    we need a date…

  8. #8 |  Andrew | 

    What, Radley, it’s not good enough that you tend to get me all riled up and upset on Monday, you had to do it on Sunday this time?

    The sadder thing isn’t the fact that it happened, it’s the “meh” or “the police were right” attitude that I fear most people outside of the libertarian blogosphere would have regarding this story.

  9. #9 |  Marshall | 

    If there is another such flash mob, please give the word. I live a bit north of Baltimore and I’d love to come down with these: http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/a0f3/

  10. #10 |  Warren | 

    I was asked to take the video down and reedit it so it doesn’t include the names of the two people interviewed in it–because they could be witnesses.

    So?
    Asked by whom?

  11. #11 |  Hot Peppers and Dissent » Blog Archive » Hey! No Celebrating Without Permision! | 

    [...] Update The arrested dancer was released. The charge was “interfering with an agency function.” http://www.theagitator.com/2008/04/13/jefferson-arrest-update/ [...]

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