Egyptian-American Reporter Arrested in Confrontation with Photographer over Israeli Ad

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Carlos Miller @ PINAC, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. An Egyptian-American reporter was arrested after spray painting over an ad inside a New York subway that she found offensive.
    And the whole episode was captured on camera.
    The ad stated the following:
    In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.​
    Support Israel​
    Defeat Jihad​
    As a videographer recorded her, Mona Eltahawy stated that she was expressing her First Amendment rights to protest, failing to see that she was also committing an act of vandalism.
    Meanwhile, another woman with a camera kept trying to prevent Eltahawy from spray painting the ad, even standing in front of it to the point where she would get spray painted.
    At one point, Eltahawy threatened to call police on the woman for preventing her from expressing herself.
    The two woman got into a shoving match before a pair of New York City cops walked up and arrested Eltahawy.
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Just a simple vandalism arrest, no police abuse or civil rights issues here -- I've moved it to "What's on your mind?"

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