The American Spectator lodges a complaint with the New York Police Department (Updated 10:04 AM).
When last we heard from our convention reporter Shawn Macomber,
he was about to be handcuffed and hauled off to the hoosegow along
with a great many demonstrators (and some other hapless reporters)
whom New York police had decided to arrest yesterday during
mid-afternoon. Those arresting him refused to honor his official
convention press credentials. (Hope this will be of interest to
more than just the ACLU.) Shawn informed me that if I didn’t hear
from him within a few hours, it would probably be Wednesday morning
at the earliest that he’d be able to file copy for today. We’ll
keep you posted.
UPDATE (Sept. 1, 2004; 10:04 AM)
Shawn Macomber was released this morning, after a sleepless
night in a New York jail among detained demonstrators who kept
invoking Franz Kafka. As soon as his sore wrists recover — three
hours in handcuffs can do that to you — he’ll be filing.
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