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October 05, 2005

APD - Apparently it's ok to be a dick

I apologize for the crassness. Preston, a friend of Fat Asian Baby, had a run-in last night with the Atlanta police, who found a way to arrest him for having a problem with one of the cops parking in a handicapped parking spot AND blocking the access ramp. All so he could go get a cup of coffee with a bunch of other cops. Just guess - guess! - whose side the other cops are on. Shitheads, assholes, dicks, all of them, including the supervisor who was called to the scene.

This is NOT acceptable. What can we do to publicize this further?

Yours, &c., LC | 11:49 AM | | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

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I know this guy from college, assuming he's the same Preston I recognize who's confined to a wheelchair and I still see about town occasionally. He's been quite an advocate for rights of the physically impaired for years now, once parking himself in front of a UGA transit bus in Athens due to the fact that the wheelchair lift on the bus had malfunctioned and wasn't in working condition (probably around '96-97 or so). I don't recall/know whether he was arrested as a result of that altercation, however, or if anything else came of it.

Posted by: hollismb at October 5, 2005 01:14 PM

Absolutely appalling! I have a friend in town who is a disability rights advocate. I don't know if her group can do anything about arrests and such, but I'll be happy to ask. I'll get back to you when I hear something.

Posted by: Tessa at October 5, 2005 02:07 PM

more likely than not it's the very same preston.

Posted by: fat asian baby at October 5, 2005 05:36 PM

Yeah, I assumed so. I actually know his last name as well, but figured I wouldn't mention it out of respect for privacy.

Posted by: hollismb at October 6, 2005 01:55 PM

he doesn't use it anymore anyway. heh.

Posted by: fat asian baby at October 6, 2005 02:11 PM

Call a news station, reporters love those kinds of stories...

Posted by: Holly at October 6, 2005 03:24 PM