Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Police arrest protester for carrying bottle--of feces

He was with--urk--Food Not Bombs. The Post:
A 22-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested Monday after police saw him carrying a bottle filled with feces, according to a police report.

Zachary Patrick Grey, a University of Massachusetts student from Marion, Mass., was arrested at 1:40 p.m. Monday after a foot chase, according to a Denver County Court complaint. . . .

A police officer was in the process of arresting someone in the 1600 block of Champa Street on Monday afternoon when a police lieutenant spotted Grey holding a bottle of feces, the police report says.

Grey was "getting ready to throw the bottle at officers," the report says.

The lieutenant tried to grab the suspect, who ran away, the report said. While he was running, Grey dropped the bottle, police said.

Grey was charged with interference, disturbing the peace and possession of "irritants" in public.

An irritant is something that "smells bad," said Saunier.
A bottle of feces probably qualifies.
According to CBS 3 of Springfield, Mass., Grey belongs to a group called Pioneer Valley Food Not Bombs.

The TV station quoted him as saying that he and others were peacefully demonstrating with signs against a two-party system.

He told the station he was surrounded and violently arrested by 20 bike cops who stretched his shirt.
"I did not deserve to be arrested because I'm here to organize community and take part in beautiful new world," he was quoted as saying.
A beautiful new feces-filled world.
Saunier said police believe they saw people throwing bottles of urine and feces from a garage during Monday night's confrontation at Civic Center. None were arrested.
None was arrested. Even in stories about feces throwers it pays to mind your grammar.

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