August 29, 2004
Cyclists ride, get arrestedMike, of Satan's Laundromat fame, went indirectly to jail
After taking some pictures of Critical Mass riders getting arrested, I turned to walk away and suddenly was in cuffs, one of the 264 cyclists and random passers-by arrested Friday night. Rather than writing us summonses for the offenses we were charged with, which were violations (on par with a traffic ticket or an open container), not even misdemeanors, the cops decided to teach us a lesson by hauling us over to a bus depot-turned-holding cell where we got to sleep in cages on diesel-sludge-covered concrete.
NY Times reports: 100 Cyclists Are Arrested as Thousands Ride in Protest
Felix Salmon rode in Critical Mass, but stayed out of jail: Scenes from the protests
Protests, Media and MoreGothamist rounds up the photoblog posts from the big protest. See e.g. Citying and Callalillie.
WNYC: convention central
New York magazine is blogging at The Convention Kicker.
You mean there are issues, too?Legal Fiction looks at one of the policy failures of the Bush administration with The Case Against Bush Part I: The War on Terror
Unfortunately, I soon realized that Bush was not assessing new circumstances and adapting to them. Rather, he got cosmically lucky. His gross simplifications and black-and-white thinking were not calculated responses that were manifestations of growth – they’re how he thinks about everything. He merely got lucky that 9/11 just happened to call for precisely that sort of thinking. I hate to say it, but he exemplified the old saying that even a stopped clock is right a couple of times a day. When the complexities of the war on terror developed, he was woefully ill-suited to tackle them.Posted by Andrew Raff at August 29, 2004 11:55 PM