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    Talking Al Sharpton was arrested today

    Al Sharpton Popped by NY Cops
    Posted May 7th 2008 7:00PM by TMZ Staff
    Al Sharpton was arrested for civil disobedience this afternoon along with a slew of others in New York.

    Sharpton was part of a group of hundreds who were protesting the acquittal of three New York City police detectives who fatally shot Sean Bell 50 times in 2006.

    Sharpton will most likely receive a citation and then be released.

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    A "group of hundreds"? Gee Al, I thought you were going to shut the city down. Must be losing your touch in your old age.

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    Crap. I was hoping he had grabbed some woman's booty.
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    He looks 'shrunken' in that pic..is he on the same 'diet' as STAR(ve) Jones?
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    Peaceful protest is grounds for arrest now?
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    ^^I'm quite sure he wanted to get arrested. Much more publicity that way.

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    Stand Up For Sean Bell!!!!50 Shots

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    I hope he can't make bail ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartParis View Post
    ^^I'm quite sure he wanted to get arrested. Much more publicity that way.
    Regardless, that wasn't my question. His hypothetical agenda has no bearing on what the cops' motivation for arresting him was.
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    Aella, you can protest peacefully here. "Civil disobedience" sounds to me like he was asked to maybe move off the streets, don't block traffic, or stop being an impediment to others and he refused. You CAN be arrested for things like that, and they fall under civil disobedience. I don't know what this particular situation was, but I can guess by the charge that he was asked to do something and refused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartParis View Post
    A "group of hundreds"? Gee Al, I thought you were going to shut the city down. Must be losing your touch in your old age.
    That's a little better than a "group of tens," though, right?

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    The actual charge appears to be 'disorderly conduct'. He was part of a group blocking traffic. He was asked by the police to NOT block traffic. He did not comply, and was therefore arrested and charged with 'Disorderly Conduct'.

    That is exactly what happens to you when you refuse to obey the order of a police officer. Trust me. ( )
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    Al is working hard to keep his name in the papers, albeit it legal documents. He can't afford to stop being a public figure. That hairstyle must cost the GNP of a small country to maintain.

    If he were peacefully protesting while not causing any type of disruption, I can't see him having been arrested. If he blocked traffic, blocked the entrances to buildings, accosted or acted as an obstacle to pedestrians, etc., it's a breach of peace.



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    Is he going to instigate a riot over this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevellingInSane View Post
    Al is working hard to keep his name in the papers, albeit it legal documents. He can't afford to stop being a public figure. That hairstyle must cost the GNP of a small country to maintain.

    If he were peacefully protesting while not causing any type of disruption, I can't see him having been arrested. If he blocked traffic, blocked the entrances to buildings, accosted or acted as an obstacle to pedestrians, etc., it's a breach of peace.
    He was in the street blocking traffic.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton was among dozens arrested Wednesday as demonstrators blocked traffic at the height of the evening rush hour to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.

    Police estimated that about 190 people were arrested, including Sharpton, two survivors of the shooting and the slain man's fiancee. They lined up and put their hands behind their backs as police arrested them on disorderly conduct charges.

    The demonstrators prayed, sang and chanted slogans including "no justice, no peace" as they converged on six heavily used bridges and tunnels that carry traffic to and from Manhattan island. The protests were part of a coordinated campaign to urge federal authorities to investigate the shooting of Sean Bell in November 2006.

    The three officers were acquitted of state charges last month in a case that from the start ignited protests and spurred criticism of police tactics. One of the officers fired 31 shots, emptying his clip two times in a few short seconds.

    Sharpton has said Wednesday's "pray-in" protest was a preview of potential future demonstrations designed to paralyze the city...

    The Associated Press: Sharpton arrested as hundreds protest NYC police shooting
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