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June 8, 2004

Abu Ghraib R Us

Joe Previtera, a twenty one year old student at Boston College, was arrested Wednesday after dressing as a hooded Iraqi prisoner in front of a military recruitment center on Tremont St. in downtown Boston. Apparently, police weren’t amused by the political statement.

Previtera faces misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and felony charges of making a false bomb threat and using a hoax device. According to the IndyMedia story: “The charges apparently reflect the District Attorney’s concern that Mr. Previtera might have been mistaken for a terrorist [although] (w)itnesses say that passersby seemed unconcerned by Mr. Previtera’s actions.”

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(>>Referral courtesy of guest blogger: Karen, here.)

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