Thursday, May 14, 2009

Motorhome Diaries crew now reporting from ... a Mississippi jail

The merry libertarian pranksters of the Motorhome Diaries have been arrested in Mississippi and face a variety of charges. Jason Talley, Peter Eyre and Adam Mueller have been traveling the country in an RV and reporting on what they find.
Driving from the urban jungles to picturesque small towns and everywhere in-between, they connect with those who reject government violence in favor of a voluntary society. Through the stories of the individuals they interview they explore the historic shift in power from individuals to the government and the growing movement of those who are fighting back to reclaim their liberties.
What they found in Jones County, Mississippi, was a huge hassle with modern American law enforcement, which apparently began after Adam had the temerity to film police officers who pulled them over. The initial arrests were reported by Talley via Twitter, before he too was taken into custody.

According to Free Keene, the motorhomers face the following charges:
Adam Mueller - Disorderly Conduct and Disobeying an Officer
Pete Eyre - Possession of a Beer in a Dry County
Jason Talley - Disorderly Conduct, Disobeying, and Resisting Arrest
There's also mention elsewhere of a firearms charge. As we've all come to know, charges like those brought against the diarists are easy boilerplate with which to slap anybody who annoys a cop (and the firearms charge, if accurate, could mean nothing more than the guys had the means for self-defense in a drawer in the RV).

This all happened this morning, so news is very incomplete -- but very disturbing.

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