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man arrested in US for wearing peace shirt...seriously

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    i am completely dumbfounded by this.....


    stalinism here we come.......everyone on board??????




    Man Arrested for Wearing Peace T-Shirt
    Wed Mar 5, 6:15 AM ET


    By DAMITA CHAMBERS, Associated Press Writer

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A man was charged with trespassing in a mall after he refused to take off a T-shirt that said "Peace on Earth" and "Give peace a chance."



    Mall security approached Stephen Downs, 61, and his 31-year-old son, Roger, on Monday night after they were spotted wearing the T-shirts at Crossgates Mall in a suburb of Albany, the men said.


    The two said they were asked to remove the shirts made at a store there, or leave the mall. They refused.


    The guards returned with a police officer who repeated the ultimatum. The son took his T-shirt off, but the father refused.


    "'I said, `All right then, arrest me if you have to,'" Downs said. "So that's what they did. They put the handcuffs on and took me away."


    Downs pleaded innocent to the charges Monday night. The New York Civil Liberties Union said it would help with his case if asked.


    Police Chief James Murley said his officers were just responding to a complaint by mall security.


    "We don't care what they have on their shirts, but they were asked to leave the property, and it's private property," Murley said.


    A mall spokeswoman did not return calls Tuesday seeking comment.


    Monday's arrest came less than three months after about 20 peace activists wearing similar T-shirts were told to leave by mall security and police. There were no arrests.
     
  2. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
    man, when's this mushroom cloud coming already? shit's just getting too wierd.
     
  3. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    fucking a....i hear that....duck and cover

    gotta love the spirit of a 61 year old man.......god bless him......


    **Edit cause ese's in the gutter....hahahahaha******
     
  4. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    undertones!

    but seriously....the extra layer of bullshit comes when you read the shirts were made in a store at the mall. we'll sell it to you...but you cant wear it!
     
  5. Ken E. Bus

    Ken E. Bus Member

    Joined: May 7, 2002 Messages: 311 Likes Received: 0
    ^^Ironic isn't it?

    Actually he was not arrested for wearing the shirt technically. He was arrested for refusing to leave private property when requested. The real assholes in this case are the mall and the mall security.

    If I lived anywhere near that mall I would be all for making a statement of some sort.

    As a bonus though, since he is a lawyer he should have not problem suing the mall.
     
  6. A Fire Inside

    A Fire Inside Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 5, 2001 Messages: 1,836 Likes Received: 0
    I just saw this on Good Day Live.. crazy man.

    *...holla
     
  7. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    what is the world coming to?
     
  8. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    ^^^an end.

    BELIEVE THAT!
     
  9. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 28
    god, that's pathetic.
     
  10. Vlad

    Vlad Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 9, 2002 Messages: 1,876 Likes Received: 0
    haha thats fucked :huh2:
     
  11. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
    getting blown up is gonna suck. i'm starting to knock it down again full time.
     
  12. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
    bizarro johnny

    alternate reply to: man arrested in US for wearing peace shirt...seriously


    GOOD THING I'M NOT A FUCKING HIPPY
     
  13. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Call and voice your displeasure.

    Crossgates Mall
    (518) 869-9565

    I just tried calling but got no answer.

    This simply amazes me.
     
  14. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    sad state of affairs is all I have to say. well, that and its just plain retarded.
     
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