April 2, 2007
By Ken Krayeske • Hartford • 12:30 AM EST
Here's a bunch of links I've been sitting on about the never-ending InauguRellgate story.
Some people - like the blogger at John Burke's Society - think what happened to me signals more ominous times ahead for the elite power structure.
Manchester Journal-Inquirer managing editor Chris Powell opines about my situation here. Powell, a good libertarian who wants to see an end to the war on drugs, still thinks I stepped in front of the Governor in the parade. Not a chance. But the media writes what it chooses.
Click here to listen to Colin McEnroe interview me the day the charges were dropped, March 21. It's a worthwhile eight minutes. Colin also had something funny here from a long time ago, that I never put up.
Look for more exciting news in the future. It is sure to come. Erik Campano, the afternoon anchor at WSTC/WNLK AM down on the Gold Coast, interviewed me last weekend, and should have a podcast out Tuesday. Here's the interview teaser he sent out via email:
This week's show is awesome. It's with Ken Krayeske -- you can find his website here -- and we recorded it just after he had his charges dropped against him -- and could finally tell his whole story. He's a political blogger, and avowed pacifist, who was arrested for Breach of Peace at Governor Rell's inauguration while taking her photo; it turns out he was on a "watch list" of potential threats, and was targeted by police. Fascinating stuff in the Land of the Free.
podcast available Tuesday
Talking about his time in jail...
Ken: There were three people in there, four people in there for drug charges. One kid punched a hole in the wall and his mother called the cops. There may have been five or six people there on drug charges, now that I think about it. One kid was in on a gun charge. And the... I don't... some of the kids didn't say it. And then they were like, "What are you in there for?" and I was like "I'm a political prisoner." And they were like looking at me like, I'm nuts. And I've actually often wondered if any of the guys I was in jail with have seen it. Because I was sittin' there in jail saying, "Dude this is wrong. What happened to me was so wrong, so wrong." And I was raging and they were like, "Just shut up."
Me: You actually used the term political prisoner? Because we know that perhaps from the Soviet Union.