Via Gothamist, “[Activist] Reverend Billy [of the Church of Stop Shopping] was arrested and detained last night while reciting the First Amendment in Union Square. The police claimed his preaching it at this month’s Critical Mass constituted ‘Harassment of a Public Official.’ The NYPD has a history of some controversial arrests at the Critical Mass events, and at last night’s the number of police practically outnumbered the riders.” More on Reverend Billy, Preaching with the Choir at the NY Sun>>

I heard about this on the news broadcast last night and interesting that the print newspapers have not picked up the story.