I just saw the news footage of them getting the guy down. He walked right down and stepped voluntarily into the boat. They proceeded to roughly turn him around and handcuff him. While he was walking through the water up to the beach a cop knocked his helmet off into the water. Maybe it's just me but why did they have to treat him like that?
Since I'm in Texas I don't know any of the new stations in that area to look up the video. Zippy, do you mind posting a link please?
I don't see what the problem with arresting him is if one is not allowed up on the structure..... what if he died? Im sure a family member would come out and try to wrangle cash from the city/state/anyone else who might be liable....
Now if they guy was just down on the shore line getting a close up of the scene, then yeah... arresting would be over the top.
I'm sure when they wet the oar for the first time as they left the Nina, The Pinta, and the Santa Maria and rowed towards the unknown wilderness and the absolute freedom it provided that the very first americans dreamed one day their ancestors would be arrested for climbing a structure to hang the very flag that represented their dreams of freedom. Modern Americans arent free. We're captives of banks and insurance companies. Monetized liability and the illusion of safety. Welcome to the new world order.
F*&k I wish there were some waves today. There, we're free and wild, if but for a few hours.
Found this clip and article.....sounds like he was ready to camp out up there for a few days.