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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Beyond suicide bombers... they're zombie terrorists!

Party's over for these 'zombies'
Six Minneapolis revelers jailed on suspicion of carrying fake bombs
- from St. Paul Pioneer Press 07/25/2006
"Zombies" lurching along a downtown street tend to cause a stir. When the living dead carry duffel bags and backpacks with what look like wires sticking out, the cops step in.

This horror show unfolded Saturday evening in Minneapolis, where officers arrested six ghoulish revelers in thick makeup who police said were staggering along like zombies near Sixth Street and Hennepin Avenue.

"They were arrested for behavior that was suspicious and disturbing," said Lt. Gregory Reinhardt, a police spokesman.

All six were booked into the Hennepin County jail under a post-9/11 Minnesota statute making it a felony to "simulate weapons of mass destruction."

Dressing up like characters from the movie "Night of the Living Dead" might have been OK, but toting bags with what police said appeared to be protruding wires apparently crossed a line.

A friend of the group said the arrests were overkill and that the suspicious devices were homemade stereos.

"This was just kids trying to have some fun," said Helen Hicks, who said she has attended similar "zombie" gatherings in the past." """
A similar story, 'Zombie dancers' spend their weekend in lockup, appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, along with a follow-up, 'Zombies' want apology from Minneapolis police...
""" "They [the police] instructed us they'd shoot us in the head," said 'zombie,' Ralphi Rechitsky.

And Jamie Jones also wants police assurance that they aren't going to shoot members of the group.

"We want a written apology. Our constitutional rights were taken away," she said.
Rechitsky said: "Police are supposed to be public servants. They shouldn't be terrorizing people." """

...that's the zombies' job! (or at least it is according to the stereotype!) All they wanna do is dance. Zombie rights! These zombies were lucky they weren't from the Middle East. In honor of these oppressed, undead, so-called 'terrorists,' listen to their theme songs: The Misfits - "Astro Zombies" and The Zombies - "Time of the Season".


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