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Gangs of New York

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 · 2 Comments

My post last week about the father and son who were arrested in Albany, NY generated a lot of discussion. Continuing with the topic, here is indisputable proof that Upstate New York is a different animal than its city counterpart:

“No War” Shirt? No problem

Here’s my favorite part of this excellent commentary and social experiment:

    To get arrested in New York City, I’d need to wear a T-shirt depicting President Bush and Osama bin Laden engaging in a sexual act particularly well-suited to four-legged animals. Unfortunately, all those shirts were sold out. Like I said, it’s New York.

I think the same holds true in San Francisco — about that shirt’s being sold out. You wouldn’t get arrested for wearing said shirt here, though.

Of course, New York City and San Francisco are both very blue on the U.S. political map, and Albany is bright red. I wonder if there’s a correlation between red and a lack of freedom of expression these days.

Albeit there’s only one blue man, Howard Dean, who actually stands up against the red team and has the balls to speak out against Bush and his drive toward war.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jen // Mar 11, 2003 at 11:07 am

    this is a story that won’t quit… turns out crossgates has responded to all the negative PR and general appeals to common sense. this week they 1. dropped the charges against the father and son (yay), and 2. fired the security guard who first stopped the men and told them leave (boo… what does scapegoating solve?)

  • 2 Dave Reed // Mar 11, 2003 at 6:50 pm

    If only it wasn’t private property, I’d continue rooting for the lawyer to haul the mall owners into court on a discrimination lawsuit.