Sunday, January 15, 2012

Video: Occupy L.A. Protester Arrested at Art Walk on 'Lynching' Charges, Bail Set at $50K


An Occupy Los Angeles protester was arrested by police at Thursday night's Art Walk on suspicion of lynching.

Sergio Ballesteros, 30, was arrested Thursday night at 8:45pm. His bail was set at $50,000, according to the Sheriff's inmate locator. He was arrested on suspicion of lynching, LAPD Officer Yi Lian told LAist.

"Lynching" might not be what you're thinking: it is a felony charge that describes taking a person from the custody of police officers by means of a riot—or attempting to do so. LAPD officers told LAist that full police report of what happened that night was not yet available, but a fellow Occupy L.A. protester uploaded a YouTube video that claims to show the moments leading up to Ballesteros' arrest...

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