Monday, September 07, 2009
Dan Edge engaged in some political activism in Greenville, South Carolina, and, after an unfortunate encounter with a particularly boorish and unprofessional cop, found himself arrested for his trouble.
The following is a chronicle of the events preceding, during, and after the downtown protest I organized against the "emergency" curfew ordinance – events which led to my arrest for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor."This is long (and part of a series), but well worth reading.
Our personal freedom is increasingly under assault from the state, and anyone who values his freedom is more likely now than ever to have to attend or organize a protest like this. Knowing the kinds of things that can go wrong -- even after thinking of almost everything -- may be of practical utility later on.
I am glad that Dan is recounting this ordeal in detail.