Civil Liberties

Update on the Jefferson Memorial Arrest


There's been lots of action over the last few days on the arrest of a D.C.-area libertarian for dancing at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

There's now a website run by advocates for Brooke Oberwetter, the arrestee (and an occasional reason contributor). The story has made headlines all over the world. There's also amateur video of the event taken by fellow flash-mobbers, as well as information on a legal defense fund, and links to and critiques of other press coverage.

As I understand it, Oberwetter has been advised by her criminal attorney not to speak to the press right now. I believe they're also still waiting for the National Park Service to release its own surveillance video of the arrest.