Nineteen Critical Mass bikers were arrested in Minneapolis last night during their monthly ride. I’m not going to talk about harassment and/or justice in this post except to say that it looks like the Minneapolis police used excessive force during the arrests. There are videos and photos for viewing. (Follow the links.)
I’m going to talk about how I found out within a few hours and without the help of any official media source. A link drifted in on Twitter, a twit from Mr. Ed Kohler: “What the heck happened at Critical Mass in Minneapolis tonight?” with a link to a report at City Pages Blotter. Then another twit, WCCO’s Jason DeRusha stating CCO would have a report with video soon. This was around 10 p.m.
I ran a Google news search and found the Indymedia report.
Nothing at StarTribune. (They have a story now.)
There’s something happening here and we know what it is.
It’s about the shifting media space and the shouts I’m hearing out here on the ‘Net. It’s about casual news sources beating out traditional sources.