Some notes on the I93 action

By now I’m guessing most of my local readers and some of the others are aware of the I-93 shutdown action on Thursday, during which I was arrested. This isn’t so much an essay as a series of points – and the legal case is ongoing – but I wanted to get something up, especially […]

On policing, institutions, and individuals

It was September 2012, and I was in New York City to medic the Occupy anniversary protests. It was dark, and I was walking with my medic buddy to stash their pack. My medic buddy was homeless at the time, this pack had all their posessions. The NYPD and Zuccotti Park security wouldn’t let them […]

It can still be police violence without looking dramatic

It frustrates me pretty deeply that in this city, police violence (whether from city or state police) toward protesters is often not seen as such. The police here are better at PR, I think, than a lot of others. They don’t want to look bad in public. And they know that they will look bad […]