Cindy Sheehan Arrested

For serious. I’m guessing she won’t be using her right to remain silent. Hee hee.

Update: Newer story link, here. Oddly, this draft (though written by the same Jennifer Kerr as the below draft) does not include the second paragraph below. Why would she do a rewrite and exclude the info about why Sheehan was arrested and the fact that the police warned her three times before they arrested her? Hmmm.

Update 2: There’s another updated story on the AP wire, which reincludes the part about the police warning Sheehan. Another funny observation of an AP story in progress. Compare these leads, from the second story and the recently updated one:

1:57 p.m.– Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who has used her son’s death in Iraq to spur the anti-war movement, was arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.

At AP Headquarters: “Oops, did I say “used”? I didn’t mean used.”

3 p.m.– Cindy Sheehan, the California woman driven by her son’s death in Iraq to re-ignite the anti-war movement, was arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.

AP Headquarters: “Yeah, driven. That’s the ticket.”

Update 3: Lead No. 3 on this story at 3:38 p.m.:

Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who became a leader of the anti-war movement following her son’s death in Iraq, was arrested Monday along with dozens of others protesting outside the White House.

AP Headquarters: “You know, because the whole process was, like, so organic. Cindy didn’t really “use” or “drive” anything so much as she “became” the conscience of a country veering horribly off course. It was her simple request to meet with the President, her private grief, and her authenticity that won us over. Not that we’re on her side, mind you.”

From AP:

Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who has used her son’s death in Iraq to spur the anti-war movement, was arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.

Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests.

Sheehan was the first taken into custody. She stood up and was led to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, “The whole world is watching.”

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