Cindy Sheehan Busted In the Big Apple…


reportedly. The city so nice they named it twice shows no love to the protestor mom, who gets hauled away, according to this witness for speaking in Union Square without a permit.

Update: Village Voice says Sheehan's speech was kiboshed but she was not arrested. Organizer Paul Zulkowitz was arrested for not obtaining a sound permit. Funny detail:

Inspector Michael McEnroy, commander of the 13th Precinct, insisted the shutdown order had nothing to do with the content of Sheehan's speech, but was instead about the "provocation" caused by Zulkowitz. "This has been going on for much longer than today," McEnroy said, adding of Sheehan, "I don't even know the woman." That last part prompted one pissed-off onlooker to shoot back: "Haven't you watched the news or read a paper in the last three months?"

As I thought Union Square was in the 9th Precinct, I'll recuse myself from further commentary.