Gothamist reports that at least three masked Pussy Riot supporters, and perhaps as many as six, were arrested at a rally outside the Russian Consulate attended by about 40 people.
The justification for the arrests?
As we learned after some OWS arrests last year, "wearing masks is in violation of a law that bars two or more participants from doing so." The law dates back to 1845.
Ah, yes - the old two or more participants are forbidden from wearing masks at the same time and congregating law.
That makes sense.
But how about these guys? Why aren't they arrested for violating the old two or more participants are forbidden from wearing masks at the same time and congregating law?
Frankly I think the NYPD ought to be arresting Dirty, Creepy Elmo in Times Square before they arrest the masked Pussy Riot supporters outside the Russian Consulate.
Who is the bigger nuisance - the masked Pussy Riot supporters or Dirty, Creepy Elmo?