Commentary: Part 2 – Getting Arrested at the G20 Summit (Common Offenses)

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009 in Pittsburgh G20 |

When people are arrested in mass settings like demonstrations or Super Bowl celebrations, there are several crimes and summary offenses that are frequently charged. Those crimes and summary offenses include: Disorderly Conduct: Disorderly conduct is commonly charged where the police believe that a person’s behavior is such that it causes annoyance or the risk of harm to those in the area. This is Pennsylvania’s rough equivalent to...

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Commentary: Part 1 – Getting Arrested at the G20 Summit – (Past Summits)

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh G20 |

On May 28th, 2009, the City of Pittsburgh was chosen to host the September meeting of the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, otherwise known as the G20. The G20 regularly meet to discuss international finance and the stability of the world markets. Due to the high profile nature of the meetings, many demonstrators gather in the host city to bring attention to their causes. During the course of the past G20 meetings,...

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Commentary: Getting Arrested at the G20 Summit – Introduction

Posted by on Sep 14, 2009 in Pittsburgh G20 |

Whenever a city hosts a major event, arrests often follow. After Pittsburgh won the Super Bowl win in January, 34 people were arrested on the streets of Pittsburgh. After the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in June, 33 people were arrested. With the world’s eyes on the city and thousands of demonstrators expected to converge on the Pittsburgh area, it is expected that many will be arrested and charged with an assortment of offenses. In the...

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