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Woman May Go to Prison for Laughing in Sessions' Hearing

Activist Desiree Fairooz is currently on trial for the outburst

(Newser) - Laughter may be the best medicine, but it's a lawyer, not a doctor, that a Code Pink activist now needs for guffawing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate confirmation hearing. HuffPost reports that 61-year-old Desiree Fairooz is on trial this week after being arrested by US Capitol Police for... More »

RFK's Grandson Arrested in Aspen Bar Fight

John Conor Kennedy charged with disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Police say a member of the Kennedy family was arrested after a bar fight in the Colorado resort town of Aspen. Police say 22-year-old John Conor Kennedy was charged with disorderly conduct in the Thursday morning scuffle, the AP reports. Kennedy is the oldest son of Robert Kennedy Jr., an... More »

Judge Reinhold Arrested at Airport

Actor allegedly refused a pat-down, got into a confrontation

(Newser) - Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a confrontation with security agents at Dallas Love Field, the AP reports. A Dallas Police Department statement says the 59-year-old actor was arrested Thursday afternoon after Transportation Security Administration employees reported that he refused to submit to a... More »

Striking Harvard Dining Hall Workers Arrested

9 women charged with disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Nine striking dining hall workers at the world's richest university were arrested Friday after holding a sit-in to demand better wages and health benefits. The workers—who are among 750 food service workers on strike at Harvard—were arrested alongside two union officials after blocking the streets of Harvard... More »

Man Allegedly Poops on Self-Checkout Machine

Which reminds us: Wash your produce before eating it

(Newser) - A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested Sunday in Cincinnati after he allegedly pooped directly onto a self-checkout machine, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. According to the Smoking Gun , police say Colin Murphy stripped completely naked in front of an employee at a Kroger grocery store, then dropped a deuce onto the... More »

Student Arrested Over Fart-Spray Incident

Blake Zengo allegedly knows how to clear out a bar

(Newser) - One University of Georgia student may have just single-handedly justified the 21-year-old legal drinking age after the 20-year-old was arrested for allegedly spraying Athens bar customers with bottled farts, USA Today reports. It started around around 1:40am when a woman told police a customer inside Whiskey Bent was spraying... More »

Cops: Teen Girl Pepper-Sprayed at Trump Rally Should Be Charged

They say she punched a Trump supporter in 'an act of violence'

(Newser) - Investigators said Thursday that they're recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she punched a man at a Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin, the AP reports. Video of the altercation on Tuesday shows the girl hit a 59-year-old man in the... More »

Video Shows Katt Williams Punching Teen

A warrant has been issued for comedian's arrest

(Newser) - Katt Williams' legal troubles are far from over in Georgia, where a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Williams was taking part in a pickup soccer game at a Gainesville apartment complex last week when he got into an argument with 17-year-old Luke Walsh, an opposing player.... More »

Cops: Woman Rubs Officer's Pepper Spray Back Into His Eyes

A Florida arrest gets a little out of hand

(Newser) - When a Florida sheriff's deputy spotted two women arguing in a store parking lot, he intervened, Keys News reports—but the response was more than he bargained for. As the officer attempted to arrest Sara Henderson, 33, on charges of disorderly intoxication, he says she fought back. In the... More »

Mom Arrested for Swearing in Front of Kids

Danielle Wolf upset fellow shopper with her alleged language

(Newser) - Danielle Wolf was not having a good night at the Kroger grocery store in North Augusta, SC, where she moved with her family just three weeks ago. She says her husband kept squishing the bread in their cart by putting frozen pizzas on top of it, and Wolf expressed her... More »

Charges Against Paul Simon, Wife Dropped

Prosecutors won't pursue disorderly conduct case

(Newser) - The disorderly conduct charges against Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell have been dropped. Simon and Brickell were arrested in April after a fight at their Connecticut home got physical, but they insisted in court that the altercation was "atypical" and they did not need to be protected from... More »

Man Showers Mall With Last $1K, Gets Ticketed

He says he wanted to spread holiday cheer

(Newser) - "I don’t see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct," complains a Minnesota man ticketed for disorderly conduct after chucking a thousand dollar bills over a crowd at the Mall of America on Black Friday. Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw the cash from a third-floor railing as the band... More »

Air Marshal Took Upskirt Pics of Fliers: Cops

He's charged with disorderly conduct

(Newser) - A federal air marshal was removed from a plane after police say he was caught taking upskirt photos of at least one passenger. The discovery and arrest yesterday happened on a flight from Nashville to Tampa and delayed the flight about an hour. The man who first reported the problem... More »

Driver Who Flipped Off Police Wins Round in Court

New York appeals court reinstates lawsuit over arrest

(Newser) - A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a man who was arrested after giving the finger to a police officer and sued for what he calls a malicious prosecution. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals today restored the claim brought by John Swartz... More »

300 Mark Occupy's 1-Year Anniversary

Cops bust about a dozen in small march on Zuccotti

(Newser) - About 300 people observing the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street marched to tiny Zuccotti Park in New York's lower Manhattan, the birthplace and headquarters for the protest movement. Police patrolled the crowd yesterday and took at least a dozen people into custody near Trinity Church, which borders Zuccotti Park.... More »

Florida Man Busted for Ruckus at Dark Knight

David Escamillo reeked of alcohol, yelled 'this is it!' Patrons unamused

(Newser) - A South Florida man faces disorderly conduct charges after a disturbance at a theater showing The Dark Knight Rises. Miami Beach police say more than 100 moviegoers fled early yesterday after David Escamillo yelled "This is it!" during the film. Witnesses say they saw Escamillo leave the theater... More »

Woman Busted Trying to Break Into Jail

Tiffany Hurd caught scaling barbed-wire fence in Ohio

(Newser) - Same story , different gender: An Ohio woman was arrested yesterday morning after authorities caught her trying to break her way into the Butler County Jail. The most amazing details of 36-year-old Tiffany Hurd's quest, per NewsNet5 :
  • A staff member initially saw her lying near the fence and just
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First Occupy Trial Ends in Acquittal, Thanks to Video

Footage showed that arrested man wasn't in street

(Newser) - The Village Voice reports on a milestone of sorts for the Occupy Wall Street movement: The first of thousands of arrests on charges of disorderly conduct made it to trial, only to end in acquittal. NYPD arrested photographer Alexander Arbuckle on Jan. 1 and accused him of standing in the... More »

Twitter Fights to Protect Tweets at Protester Trial

Users have rights to all content, company argues

(Newser) - Twitter is fighting a subpoena demanding tweets of an Occupy protester on trial in Manhattan. The outcome of the battle could have a major impact on tweeters' privacy. The company is arguing that Twitter has no claim on a user's communication, and therefore has no right to turn them... More »

Man Fakes Mother's Obit to Take Time Off: Cops

She reads her own obituary in Pennsylvania newspaper

(Newser) - Imagine a mother's surprise when she read her obituary in the local news—and learned her own son had written it. But police in northern Pennsylvania say 45-year-old Scott Bennett ran his mother's obituary in the newspaper so he could take bereavement time off from work. Brookville police... More »

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