Bob Dylan arrested!

Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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14 Responses

  1. Jaybird says:

    If you can’t provide your papers when the authorities ask for them, what do you expect will happen?Report

  2. greginak says:

    Hell he probably even associated with guys who said bad things about AmericaReport

  3. Rick says:

    Not to be picky, but the article says he wasn’t arrested. He was taken back to his hotel and released once he was identified by staff.Report

  4. Rick says:

    “Arrested” would mean charges are filed and you are taken downtown.

    Believe me, I get it what you are trying to say but the headline is misleading. Prof. Gates was arrested. Bob Dylan was not. By the hassle factor alone, there is a huge difference.Report

    • E.D. Kain in reply to Rick says:

      Actually you can be arrested and released; arrested and then issued a ticket or an order to appear in court. You aren’t necessarily taken downtown. Trust me. I know people who have been arrested in this sense.

      Beyond this – what does one call being detained by police and forced to go with them somewhere without being free to leave? Is there a term for this?Report

  5. mw says:

    I’m on the pavement
    Thinking about the government
    The man in the trench coat
    Badge out, laid off
    Says hes got a bad cough
    Wants to get it paid off
    Look out kid
    Its somethin you did
    God knows when
    But you’re doin it againReport

  6. Patricia says:

    The truth is that Dylan should have been arrested a long, long time ago for blowing out our poor minds, through his poetry. Long live to Bob Dylan!Report