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(Gawker)   Superstorm Sandy victim plants American flag on submerged Seaside Heights roller coaster to raise awareness for shore recovery. Accidentally creates powerful visualization of the state of the nation   (gawker.com) divider line 12
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2013-01-08 08:47:23 PM  
5 votes:
my impression of the US is that we've become a country that reflexively arrests people who step outside the norm, then make up reasons for it later.
2013-01-08 08:07:33 PM  
4 votes:
I wonder what charge they arrested him on?  or do we just throw people in jail now no matter what and make shiat up later to charge them with...?
2013-01-08 08:49:53 PM  
2 votes:

theknuckler_33: Does anyone know the circumstances by which that roller coaster is still submerged? I mean, am I supposed to believe the water has not receded after almost 3 months?  Was it on a pier and the pier sank into the ocean without the coaster collapsing?  I'm honestly confused about it.


Pier collapsed.
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2013-01-08 08:27:32 PM  
2 votes:
"Superstorm" huh? I guess this was just a once-in-a-lifetime freak event. Nothing to be concerned about.

/Call it a "Hurricane"
2013-01-09 06:53:39 AM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: Good luck. My hometown was destroyed by Hurricane Charley. When the rebuilding started, many people were excited about all the "improvements" that could be made. After eight years of constant city council bickering and the old farts that didn't want "their town" changed, Port Charlotte looks the same. The only difference is that there are fewer buildings and the rubble has been cleared.


Good thing we're talking about New Jersey this time, where the politicians will make clear-eyed decisions about land use and would never put their self-interest and turf above that of the citizens they serve, spending every dollar wisely and without waste, fraud, graft, bribery, kickbacks, Mafia palm-greasing, no-show jobs, shakedowns, slush funds, bribery, corruption, bribery, bribery, bribery, baked beans and bribery.
2013-01-09 03:00:25 AM  
1 votes:
Some idiot risking his life and the lives of potential rescuers to make a pointless jingoistic gesture?

Sounds American to me.
2013-01-08 09:31:16 PM  
1 votes:

snocone: Saw the video.
Came for the douchbag cop bashing.
Ready, set,


why are cops so violent and aggressive in taking him down? I mean it was obvious this guy was only trying to make a point and neither a criminal nor was he trying to resist arrest or exhibited any sort of potentially belligerent behavior.
2013-01-08 08:56:53 PM  
1 votes:

Fabric_Man: Weaver95: I wonder what charge they arrested him on?  or do we just throw people in jail now no matter what and make shiat up later to charge them with...?

Trespassing. A classic. A law most people break daily without realizing it, thus giving the City's Finest wide discretion on who to arrest. Not enough for jail, but it puts a lovely arrest on your record.


Trespassing on what? He was on the water, not on zoned land. And the coaster he was standing on is essentially... well, not flotsam or jetsam, because it's not floating and not from a ship. I'm not sure what the correct term would be. But it's been sitting unclaimed since well over two months ago, and from the photos they don't appear to have even posted signs indicating an intent to reclaim their property.

Seems to me he was not trespassing. I'm sure they have some law that lets him be arrested regardless because we live in a hurr durr turrists police state, but I don't think trespassing is it. Or at least, if that's what they claimed, I'm betting the charge was BS because the roller coaster now sits well outside the zoned property boundary.
2013-01-08 08:25:55 PM  
1 votes:

One Bad Apple: TFA doesn't say he was "arrested"


TFA says he needed bail money
2013-01-08 08:25:06 PM  
1 votes:
Godamned beat down and tasing is in order for any law abiding citizen who thinks planting an American flag, Our Standard, Old glory is a trivial thing.

This would include the pigs.
2013-01-08 08:19:43 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: I wonder what charge they arrested him on?  or do we just throw people in jail now no matter what and make shiat up later to charge them with...?


Trespassing. A classic. A law most people break daily without realizing it, thus giving the City's Finest wide discretion on who to arrest. Not enough for jail, but it puts a lovely arrest on your record.
2013-01-08 08:18:48 PM  
1 votes:
And what is the bail for? Do they imagine he will plant flags on more submerged amusement park rides? Fine for public nuisance at most and I don't think he even deserves that.
 
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