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Activists Arrested for Posting Pictures of Iraqis in NYC
by repost
Wednesday Feb 19th, 2003 9:41 PM
wow, NYC is really out of control . . . that situation is going to explode any minute.
Two Arrested for Posting Pictures of Iraqis
Artist Emilie Clark and writer Lytle Shaw were arrested for posting pictures of people from Baghdad in Soho last Thursday night. Both have been released. A court date has been set to prosecute the two for showing New York City the people who may die in the potential war with Iraq. “If there wasn't a march on Saturday we wouldn't have been arrested.,” Shaw said. While in custody, police harassed Clark and Shaw with talk about how dangerous the rally would be. “They kept saying how mace was going to be used on all the protesters,” Clark said. “And then they said they had heard suicide bombers might attack the rally.” Clark and Shaw were members of the Baghdad Snapshot Action Crew. Based in New York City, the crew of 75 artists and activists began posting simple flyers with pictures of ordinary Iraqi citizens around New York City, in anticipation of and solidarity with the February 15th anti-war rally in New York City.

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by this thing here
Thursday Feb 20th, 2003 7:05 AM
... this, this is, ahhh, capt. dick waver of the NYPD here.

i want to inform you that if you see any pictures of iraqi people posted anywhere in metropolitan new york city, to immediately call the TIPS line, president george w. bush himself, your local police precinct, the DHS, and you local squad of s.w.a.t. team officers.

these posters are a terrible threat to you and your children. they represent the most evil, vile and incorrigable kind of criminality imaginable. imagine, in our society, that people would express their feelings against a war by trying to put a human face on the evil enemy? i mean, can you believe that? what the hell is wrong with these criminals?

so that's why we're going to come down hard on these terrorists criminals. we've got to take a stand against these predators people. so if see one these posters, or you see someone putting one up, make the call, and make the call before it's too late, for you and your children.

i mean, "free" speech? where the hell did they get that idea from? it's just beyond me, just like it's beyond our dear leaders in washington d.c.

so that's it for now. no, i don't have time for any questions. seig hiel, no, ahhh, sorry, i mean, ahhh, i mean, keep safe everyone."
by namdednimelpmis
Thursday Feb 20th, 2003 7:22 AM
Hi! I believe everything I read in nationalphilistine.com.

Seig Hiel!!
by I.Rate
Thursday Feb 20th, 2003 11:17 AM
Last comment to be expected from those whose arsenal is comprised of ad hominems, obfuscation, sophistry, distortions.

The only thing you believe is that which is printed in the Jerusalem Post?
by here to tell you
Thursday Feb 20th, 2003 12:59 PM
the UN investigated the halabja massacre and found that the IRANIANS had used chemical weapons in the massacre, not the IRAQIS.

but what else but lies should we expect from a zionist? shouldn't you be sitting in a pizza parlor?
by namdednimelpmis
Thursday Feb 20th, 2003 1:03 PM
Hi! I believe everything the UN tells me.

Seig Hiel!!
by Pictures of Iraqis in Baghdad
Thursday Feb 20th, 2003 5:32 PM
Click on the following link to see photos of regular Iraqis (many of whom may be killed in the bombing):
by Aaron
Thursday Feb 20th, 2003 9:22 PM
What were the charges brought against the two individuals?
by ...
Friday Feb 21st, 2003 11:18 AM
(NEW YORK CITY)- Artist Emilie Clark and writer Lytle Shaw were arrested for posting pictures of people from Baghdad in Soho late Thursday night. Both have been released. A court date has been set to prosecute the two for showing New York City the people who will die in a possible war against Iraq.

Clark and Shaw were members of the Baghdad Snapshot Action Crew. Based in New York City, the crew of 75 artists and activists began posting simple flyers with pictures of ordinary Iraqi citizens around New York City, in anticipation and solidarity of the February 15th anti-war rally.

Clark and Shaw were taping the letter sized flyer on a lamppost at the corner of Mercer and Prince Streets when three undercover policemen arrested them. They were charged with criminal misdemeanors. Shaw was released after five and a half hours. Clark spent seven hours in jail before her release. Clark is pregnant with her first son, and is expecting this Spring.