Epic Cop Fail: Or How Obama Won The Election, and I Spent The Night in Central Booking

UPDATE: Vindication—the Civilian Review Board ruled my arrest was a false arrest.

You can read my account about this the epic and pointless law enforcement failure in City Paper.

And to see how a properly trained police department reacted to a much larger post-election celebration in Richmond, read this.

And if you want to see the type of “criminal” activity that resulted in 15 arrests, see Tim Castlen’s excellent flickr set.

Michael Hughes
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Michael M. Hughes is a writer and performer. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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    November 12, 2008

    I heard about this on Tom Hartmans’ show this morning. I’ll spread the word around.

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    November 15, 2008

    Wow, Mike. Sorry to see you had to go through this. I hope the folks responsible are aptly admonished. Glad you didn’t get tasered!

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