Jul
14
2012

#rsrh More tales from Bloomberg’s NYC: couple arrested for dancing.

(Via Fausta) Actually, that’s not true: they were hassled for dancing on an empty subway platform at midnight. They were arrested for pulling out a camera.

When [George] Hess began trying to film the encounter, things got ugly, [Caroline] Stern said.

“We brought out the camera, and that’s when they called backup,” she said. “That’s when eight ninja cops came from out of nowhere.”

Hess was allegedly tackled to the platform floor, and cuffs were slapped on both of them. The initial charge, according to Stern, was disorderly conduct for “impeding the flow of traffic.”

You know, Rudi Giuliani never gave a tinker’s dam if people danced on the subway platforms.  But then, Rudi generally left people alone if they weren’t, I don’t know, defecating on police cars or something.  Mike Bloomberg has a lot more of a burning need to regulate the City of New York to a fare-thee-well.

Oh, well, maybe the next Mayor will have more sense.  Or any, really.

Moe Lane

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