Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MO State Senator Arrested Outside Ferguson Police Station with Loaded Handgun, Reeked of Alcohol and Refused Breathalyzer

A Missouri state senator was arrested after causing a disturbance at a Ferguson police station. The senator, Jamilah Nasheed, had a fully loaded 9mm handgun and eight additional rounds on her person.

Senator Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test, despite having a strong smell of alcohol. Nasheed was arrested and charged with violation of a Obey Lawful Order of Police and Manner of Walking in the Roadway. Nasheed claims innocence, stating that:
"It was a symbolic arrest - sending a message to the protesters that we can protest peacefully and that we must protest peacefully and that we want justice for Michael Brown, but we don't want it in vain," Nasheed said outside the jail Tuesday morning.

Nasheed claimed that she had come to the protest with the intention of being arrested. She spent the night in jail.

Coverage comes from local news,

1 comment:

  1. Last time I looked, being drunk and disorderly in public was, perhaps, many things; but "symbolic" wasn't one of them.