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New York Cops Arrest Film Makers For Wearing Bandannas

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posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 08:58 AM
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Actress Rosario Dawson was arrested yesterday when filmmakers used the anti-Bush demonstration to inject a little too much realism into her upcoming flick.
The New York-born actress was filming a scene for "This Revolution" at Eighth Ave. and 35th St., against the backdrop of the massive protest.

Dawson was wearing a black bandanna over her face when NYPD cops arrested her.

Dawson, 25, and co-star Vija Brigita Grosgalvis were bundled into a police wagon as director Stephen Marshall tried in vain to show cops city film permits. Police cited city laws barring protesters from hiding their identities with masks.

When Marshall protested the arrests, cops handcuffed him, too. "Take my camera," he shouted at his film crew before disappearing into the police van.


www.nydailynews.com...

Okay, I have to admit. Wearing bandanas does make the protestors a little suspicious.




posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 09:27 AM
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I did not know you could not obscure your identity in New York. I wonder how Muslim women deal with this? I think I will wear a bandana on my drive to work this morning and see what my fellow motorists think.

[edit on 8-31-2004 by groingrinder]



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 09:29 AM
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LMAO...at least the film will look real...
I mean, what did they expect to happen



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
I did not know you could not obscure your identity in New York. I wonder how Muslim women deal with this? I think I will wear a bandana on my drive to work this morning and see what my fellow motorists think.

[edit on 8-31-2004 by groingrinder]


It's illegal during protests that require a NYC permit.
The protests in NYC right now have permits (mostly).
Either the woman gets arrested, or the permit
gets revolked. It's easier to arrest the woman.

Muslim women and people with bandanas are okay
under a normal situation, but not during a protest
that requires a permit.



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 10:46 AM
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Well you know, it sucks but there is logic to not allowing hiding one's identities.

And... Just a few days ago the Russian backed administration in Chechnya declared that anyone wearing a bandana over their face will be shot on spot. It's a far fetched similarity but nevertheless



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 10:52 AM
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many cyclists have now chosen to wear faces masks to protect them from the fumes given off by vehilcles... this was adopted in countries all over the world and especially when SARS was in the public limelight where many countries cashed in on the masks with designs... if a cyclist wearing a mask and protective helmet was cycling near a protest, does that give the police the right to arrest them for inadvertently hiding their identity or do terrorists only wear black head masks as an 'industry standard'............



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 10:55 AM
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This is pretty lame....but I can understand why this would be something enforced during a protest....

It just goes to show that the movie-makers forgot one subtle aspect and don't hold much weight in the industry...



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 11:02 AM
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It's the RNC and also a very high-alert time for terrorism. Then these people wonder about the fashion mistake of wearing a bandana?


That's like a movie where the guys in full KKK gear walk into the 'hood somewhere. White pointy hat? What's wrong with that?



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander
It's the RNC and also a very high-alert time for terrorism. Then these people wonder about the fashion mistake of wearing a bandana?


That's like a movie where the guys in full KKK gear walk into the 'hood somewhere. White pointy hat? What's wrong with that?


Errr... it's not a fashion mistake at all, did you read the post?

She was filming a scene and the scene required her to wear it. If its anyones fault its the directors. This is still a gross overreaction from the police.

Did you know that to get into the convention you're not allowed to have any fruit incase you use it as a projectile? The war on nutrition is coming!

Oh, and when you get in and you're carrying several bottles of water you need to open each one and take a sip to make sure they're not poisonous. But then you get to the second check and you have to throw the water bottles out because you've broken the seal.

The organisers need to be shot.

p.s. The stage looks awful.



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 12:07 PM
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Gross over-reaction by the police?...So it should be allowed to wear a mask during these protests?...So you wouldnt mind the KKK wearing a hood and marching down your block?...Some people need to think....if someones hiding their identity...odds are its not for a sane reason...like it was stated...she either gets arrested....or the movie loses its filming permits...which do you think would happen first?...I like Dawson...but its the producer/directors fault...not the police to hear out every story as to why someone is there doing something they arent supposed to....



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 12:15 PM
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Why didn't the police just look at the permits the director was trying to show them? Now, instead of providing security, cops are tied up fooling around with some actors, who will be released as soon as they get to the station house.

Rosario Dawson is hot! I've had a crush on her fro a long time!



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 12:21 PM
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Gross over-reaction by the police?...So it should be allowed to wear a mask during these protests?...So you wouldnt mind the KKK wearing a hood and marching down your block?...Some people need to think....if someones hiding their identity...odds are its not for a sane reason...like it was stated...she either gets arrested....or the movie loses its filming permits...which do you think would happen first?...I like Dawson...but its the producer/directors fault...not the police to hear out every story as to why someone is there doing something they arent supposed to....

Exactly....Although the protest has been peaceful thus far, who's to say it could not become violent...all it takes is one person - just one irrate and drunken fool...And coming from an avid movie fan, the production crew were acting foolish to neglect researching the intracacies of protest laws and enter into a unified protesting crowd with a "black sheep" for the sake of getting 5 minutes of footage that could have been accomplished with extras in a studio providing the same effect in the film....these guys aren't A-list and their reputations do not supercede their actions....

This sounds about as well-thought out as a Terry Gilliam film
(but his are way better
)



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 12:23 PM
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But thats the thing...the prostest hasnt been totally peaceful....yesterday a cop got "jumped" by three males sending him to the hospital...he was bleeding and unconcious...and who knows what will happen today or tomorrow when Bush speaks...i dont even want to know...



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by mrmulder
Actress Rosario Dawson was arrested yesterday when filmmakers used the anti-Bush demonstration to inject a little too much realism into her upcoming flick.
The New York-born actress was filming a scene for "This Revolution" at Eighth Ave. and 35th St., against the backdrop of the massive protest.

Dawson was wearing a black bandanna over her face when NYPD cops arrested her.

Dawson, 25, and co-star Vija Brigita Grosgalvis were bundled into a police wagon as director Stephen Marshall tried in vain to show cops city film permits. Police cited city laws barring protesters from hiding their identities with masks.

When Marshall protested the arrests, cops handcuffed him, too. "Take my camera," he shouted at his film crew before disappearing into the police van.


www.nydailynews.com...

Okay, I have to admit. Wearing bandanas does make the protestors a little suspicious.



That's too bad, Rosario is HOT.........



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 02:37 PM
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That law has been on the books in the state of New York since 1845. It has been used in the past to block KKK groups from having rallies in their full uniforms.

One main reason behind this is because citizens should not have to feel afraid of walking in their own streets due to the anonymous masked lunatics screaming hostile remarks at them while the masked group is immune from any legal actions due to their masks.

If the directors of this film forgot that when leaving the pretty confines of Hollywood it pays to check local laws before wandering around, too bad.

Wakeup call to Hollywood: The NYPD is not some waiter that's going to clear a family out so you can get a seat. They have rules they have to follow, and Ms. Dawson was arrested the same way any other protestor with an obscured face would have been. She probably had no idea. Most Hollywood actresses wouldn't know not to walk into oncoming traffic without a handler holding their hands. But it was the film company's responsibility to familiarize themselves with what they were walking into.



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 03:22 PM
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I say the director knew exactly what could happen and it will look great on film.



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