Distribution of April 12, 2010
I arrived at the U. S. District Courthouse at 500
Pearl Street in Manhattan on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 11:45 am.
The weather was warm and sunny, but windy. I started passing out
FIJA pamphlets. Immediately two Homeland Security police officers
approached and heckled me. It reminded me of teenage boy
harassment. Other Homeland Security police appeared. By
noon there were 8 of them. At 12:06 pm, Officer Barnes approached
and asked me to leave. I refused. He placed me under
arrest, and I fell to the ground. He confiscated my JURY INFO
sign and remaining FIJA flyers. He left Citation Title 41 CFR.
Section 102–74.415(c) "Unauthorized Distribution of
Materials." Then he un-arrested me and left.
of our people observed the event and reported that some people were
discussing the FIJA literature. Since I no longer had a sign or
literature I left at 12:15 pm and went home.
It is peculiar that Barnes arrests me, steals my
possessions, but does not have me arraigned. The reason, of
course, is that violation of a Homeland Security regulation is not an
arrestable offense, even if it were constitutionally permitted.
We have moved forward an inch. Ambulances are no longer
called, and I am not hauled off to a hospital. I will continue
the Chinese water torture (now called waterboarding) until they give
up. This will take a lot of time, but it is a long summer.
However we are going to need a stronger show of force. If more
people join me, the police will realize that they are only aggravating
the situation. I have been assured that at least a couple more of
our people will be there in some capacity next Monday.