This isn’t the first of these this week. It really bothers me that the police can arrest people, confiscate their goods, never press charges, and release them all later with no explanation and no consequences. This makes intimidation far too easy. The magic words “homeland security” keep getting invoked.
If the police now have a simple way to hold people without charges, then the people need a simple way to make the police suffer consequences when the power is misused.
25+ yrs doing tech startups. BA in Anthropology. Worked at Apollo/Wildfire/USWeb/TiVo…Daughter Shadi Fotouhi is an artist, and QA Engineer at robotics startup Jibo, and Shireen Hinckley is a freelance movie/TV editor in LA (hire her, she's amazing!). Partner Mollie Pepper does awesome work in Southeast Asia focused on violence, gender, and borders.